Where do all the birds go?

Fee-bee! Hey Sweetie! Cheer, cheer, cheer! Birdie, birdie, birdie! What magical tweets to hear on a cold winter morning! Sometimes I’ll find myself transfixed on birds while opening up the Swamp Park’s storefront. I’m lost in meditative thought, while my eyes are glued on my colorful tweeting friends. Just for a moment, you’re peering into… 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. ┬áTommy 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 »