Carnivorous Plant Walk at Carolina Beach State Park

This Friday at 10:00 am, join the North Carolina Wildlife Federation, Island Wildlife, and Park Ranger Jesse to see blooms popping from several carnivorous plant species, including butterwort and yellow-pitcher plants. 

This is a great opportunity to learn more about North Carolina’s carnivorous plants or ask your questions about the unique habitats and wildlife of Carolina Beach State Park. The trail is wheelchair accessible. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Located in New Hanover County 12 miles south of Wilmington, Carolina Beach State Park is home to the Venus flytrap, a unique carnivorous plant. The park is known for habitats like Sugarloaf Dune, a 50-foot dune that once served as a navigational marker for river pilots, as well as three limesink ponds that each feature a unique plant community. The park’s marina provides access to the Cape Fear River and the Intracoastal Waterway, making the area popular for boaters and anglers.