Places We Protect

Green Swamp Preserve

North Carolina

A trail through ferns and other undergrowth in a foggy pine forest.
Green Swamp Preserve A trail through the forest at Green Swamp Preserve. © Skip Pudney

The Green Swamp is famous for its carnivorous plants and magnificent orchids.

Quote: Debbie Crane

As a child I was obsessed with Venus flytraps. The idea of a plant eating a bug was just amazing to me. It still is. My favorite time to visit the Green Swamp is late May or early June when the flytraps are in bloom.

Communications Director, TNC in North Carolina