Birdy it’s Cold outside!

Welcome back, Folks! This week we will be finishing our 2 part series about backyard birds and their adaptation to winter on the East coast. Plus learn how to make a Feeding Garland for your woodland friends. As we discussed before, migration for many animals is a dangerous trek. Often times juvenile or sickly animals… Read more »

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 »

UPDATE ON OUR SUPER REPTILES!!

New Youtube Channel Hey Folks! Since y’all had liked our icy alligator video so much, we made an update video of our chilly friends. Check out our new Youtube channel! Don’t forget to hit that Subscribe button! Both videos are down below! Would you like to learn more? Follow the link below! This will direct… Read more »

Wetland Reptiles Surviving 2018’s Sub-freezing Winter!

Oh, Father winter, how you constantly remind us of the season!  You’ll probably find yourself all bundle up, and sipping on hot cocoa while the world outside has a bitter chill. But what do animals do when winter arrives? Don’t they have a nice cozy home with central heating? Aren’t they all snuggled up, and sleeping under a snow tip pine tree with an open lit fire?   Good questions! Most of… Read more »

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? Credits:… 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 »

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 »