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The 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
September 10, 2019
Photo Release: Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly
Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
Photo Credit: Beverly Meekins

Caption: One of nature's most beautiful butterflies is the Zebra Swallowtail. Photographed on Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge,
this butterfly feeds on nectar from a variety of flowers, such as verbena, redbud, milkweed & buttonbush. In the caterpillar stage they live and feed almost exclusively on the leaves of the pawpaw tree.

Visit your national wildlife refuges and see what wildlife (plant and animal) you can discover!

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