Photo Credit: Bob Glennon
Caption: Arrow arum (Peltandra virginica) is a native wetland wildflower that is found among other locations, on Alligator River & Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuges. Its white flowers are often hidden in the canopy of large heart-shaped leaves. The red fruit persists for months after it ripens. It is eaten by wood ducks and rails. Arrow arum only occurs on poorly-drained soils.
Check out the summer season schedule of Guided Interpretive Programs
Some are free and some have a fee. There are van, tram, canoe, turtle and bird tours plus other activities for a wide range of ages. It's educational fun for the whole family!
Visit National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke Island. Open 7 days a week 9 am-4 pm Mon-Sat & Noon-4 pm Sun. Admission is free. https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Alligator_River/
USE YOUR MANNERS and BASIC COMMON SENSE! For the safety of yourself and your family, as well as the wildlife you are viewing, ALWAYS VIEW FROM A SAFE DISTANCE! If you see a change in the behavior of the wildlife (they move away, etc), you are TOO CLOSE! And. remember: all traffic laws apply on Refuge roads. Seat belts, car seats for children, etc. - whatever is required by the State on a public highway is required on the Refuge! Learn more about tips for safety during bear encounters at http://bearwise.org/bear-safety-tips/bear-encounter/