To The Alligator Rescue

To The Alligator Rescue Written by: Elizabeth Knight When guests come to The Swamp Park one of their favorite things to do is visit with our alligators. The Swamp Park is currently home to ten American alligators located in two natural outdoor enclosures and one tank indoors. Our congregation range in age from just over… Read more »

What is a bladderwort

There are times you hear something and you think to yourself, “What on earth is that?”. For some of our guests taking a trip on the Swamp Boat Eco Tour that word would have to be bladderwort. It is most certainly a funny sounding word. What does it mean and exactly what is it? Let’s… Read more »

Spring Fever

By: Elizabeth Knight You know that feeling you get, a warm fuzzy glow, the feeling of joy and optimism, sometimes maybe a little restless and anxious, too. Winter is coming to an end and Spring is just over the horizon. Sunny days and cool breezy nights will have you aching for a day out in… Read more »

Barred Owls

Written by: Elizabeth R. Knight One of my personal animal favorites is the owl. There is something so majestic and mysterious about this bird of prey. Their seemingly secretive nature and haunting calls in the night have fueled imaginations over the years. The Swamp Park is home to a species of owl known as the… Read more »

Meet Tommy Turtle

Tommy Turtle is an Alligator Snapping Turtle who calls the Shallotte River Swamp Park his home.  Tommy Turtle visited us last year when we were building the swamp park, taking up residence in the retention pond we built by the Birthday Party Activity Center Building. He immediately developed a liking for Sea Bass heads, coming… Read more »

Who Needs a Groundhog Anyway

Who Needs A Groundhog Anyway We all know about Groundhog Day. This cute, lil furry critter crawls out of his hole and peaks around looking for his shadow and promptly crawls back in. But, has anyone ever introduced you to Sammy and Sally? No, well let me be the first. Meet Sammy and Sally Snake,… Read more »

What is a Swamp? Why Should You Care?

Swamps throughout the years have commonly been looked at as a waste and a nuisance, but that just isn’t the case. Swamps are a necessary part of our ecosystem and should be respected for what they are and not just what they can do for us. Throughout the world you can find swamps of many… Read more »