Carolina Beach State Park 2017
Carolina Beach, NC
Carolina Beach State Park in North Carolina is 761 acres of forested beach with long-leaf pine trees, oak, and wiregrass making up the majority of the flora in the park. The park’s delicate ecosystem is home to several endangered carnivorous plant species – Venus Fly Traps, Pitcher Plants, and Sun Dew. This park was selected as a Hot Spot because this area is the only habitat in the world where Venus Fly Traps are living endemically. The park is threatened by poaching of the rare plants and ecological damages from visitors traveling off trail to view the Fly Traps.
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