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Information Bulletin

Alligator River
Cedar Island
Mackay Island
Pea Island
Pocosin Lakes
Roanoke River

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
100 Conservation Way (P. O. Box 1969)
Manteo, NC 27954

Contact Bonnie Strawser 252-473-1132 X 230 
or Steve Brumfield X 224
For Immediate Release
April 23, 2020
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge
Photo Credit: Beverly Meekins

Caption: With a maximum lifespan of only 2 weeks, each Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) has a short time to brighten up the world. Happily this butterfly species is with us spring to fall.

Also happily with us are the amazing national wildlife refuge volunteers who help support wild lands and wildlife. And whose lifespans and thousands of volunteer hours of service far exceed the brief lifespan of the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.

During National Volunteer Week April 19-25, and on behalf of wildlife and wild lands, we thank all who volunteer on our national wildlife refuges year 'round. These volunteers inspire us with their caring, hard work and dedication.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) NOTICE

During the current public health emergency, whenever possible, outdoor recreation sites at national wildlife refuges will remain open to the public.

For local conditions review the information on refuge websites and/or call ahead. At this time, the Manteo Office for the Coastal NC National Wildlife Refuges Complex is staffed for emergency calls and general information: 252-473-1131 Ext 224. Or you may email for information about all refuges in eastern North Carolina.

If visiting one of our refuges, please ensure public health and safety by following guidance from the CDC and state and local public health authorities. You can do this by maintaining social distancing, avoiding overcrowding and exercising good hygiene.