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he Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society is the official non-profit support group for National Wildlife Refuges in Eastern North Carolina Information below was released by USFWS and is available on their website at #NCRefuges News 
National Wildlife Refuges in North Carolina
Coastal North Carolina National Wildlife Refuge Complex - Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
100 Conservation Way (P. O. Box 1969)
Manteo, NC 27954
252-473-1132 

Contact Bonnie Strawser 252-473-1132 X 230 
or Steve Brumfield X 224
For Immediate Release
May 7, 2019
Photo Release: Lurid Sedge in Bloom On The Refuge
Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
Photo Credit: Bob Glennon

Caption: Lurid or shallow sedge (Carex lurida) is a herbaceous wetland grass-like plant that is in bloom at Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. Sedges occur in open freshwater marshes and shorelines where sunlight illuminates the stand. Waterfowl habitat biologists manage impoundments specifically for sedges because they produce highly nutritious seed for waterfowl to eat in the fall.

Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge is one of six national wildlife refuges in the Coastal North Carolina National Wildlife Refuges Complex. Pocosin Lakes Visitor Center, located in Columbia, NC, is open 9am to 4pm whenever volunteer staffing is available