introduction to snakes of the Dismal Swamp region of North Carolina and Virginia

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Snakes -- Dismal Swamp Region (N.C. and


Dismal Swamp Region (N.C. and

Other titlesSnakes of the Dismal Swamp region.
Statementtext and illustrations by Donald R. Brothers.
LC ClassificationsQL666.O6 B867 1992
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 139 p., [4] p. of plates :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1749819M
LC Control Number92071995

An unlikely good area for studying snakes was the Outer Banks of North Carolina, with its woods, ponds and sand dunes.

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Other than the technical work on herps, I saw the need for a general interest publication about snakes of the area. Thus, An Introduction to Snakes of the Dismal Swamp Region was published in An introduction to snakes of the Dismal Swamp region of North Carolina and Virginia [Brothers, Donald R] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

An introduction to snakes of the Dismal Swamp region of North Carolina and VirginiaAuthor: Donald R Brothers. The Great Dismal Swamp is a large swamp in the Coastal Plain Region of southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina, between Norfolk, Virginia, and Elizabeth City, North is located in parts of the southern Virginia independent cities of Chesapeake and Suffolk and northern North Carolina counties of Gates, Pasquotank, and estimates place.

Once 2, square miles in Virginia and North Carolina, the swamp today is perhaps one-tenth that size. The worse it gets, as I wade and stumble through the.

The Great Dismal Swamp maroons were people who escaped slavery who inhabited the marshlands of the Great Dismal Swamp in Virginia and North gh conditions were harsh, research suggests that thousands lived there between about and the s.

Harriett Beecher Stowe told the maroon people's story in her novel Dred: A Tale of the Great. On the border of Virginia and North Carolina stretches a great, dismal swamp.

The Great Dismal Swamp, actually — that’s the name British colonists gave it centuries swamp covers about square miles today, but at its peak, before parts of it were drained and developed, it was around ten times bigger, spanning roughly 2, square miles of Virginia and North Carolina.

Great Dismal Swamp, also called Dismal Swamp, marshy region on the Coastal Plain of southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina, U.S., between Norfolk, Virginia, and Elizabeth City, North Carolina. It is densely forested and contains scattered natural elevations of 10 to 20 feet (3 to 6 metres) above sea level.

Great Dismal Swamp, in Virginia and North Carolina, was once thought to be haunted. For generations of escaped slaves, says archaeologist Dan Sayers, the swamp was a haven.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife. The mysteriously and formidably named Great Dismal Swamp straddles the North Carolina-Virginia border only a few miles inland from the Atlantic coast.

This region was referred to in correspondence as "dismal swamp" as early asand appears as Great Dismal Swamp on the Moseley map.

The Great Dismal is a relatively young feature on the. The Great Dismal Swamp is a marshy area in the Coastal Plain Region of southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina, between Norfolk, Virginia, and Elizabeth City, North Carolina.

Although during the Civil War () t he Battle of South Mills was the only fight near the canal itself, the swamp was host to runaway slaves. Mike Dorcas received a B.S.() and M.S.

() from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Idaho State Universityin Mike is aFellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and hasreceived numerous awards, including the Senior Research Award from theAssociation of Southeastern Biologists in and/5(38). History highlights Early European settlers encountered a very different Great Dismal Swamp than the one we see today.

In the late s, the Dismal was a vast wetland, covering about million acres. It stretched from the James River in Virginia to the Albemarle Sound in North Carolina. For centuries, Native Americans used the Swamp as hunting and fishing grounds but.

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The Great Dismal Swamp stretches across Northeastern North Carolina up into Southern Virginia. The swamp is one of the largest natural areas in the Eastern United States, with overacres protected by state and federal preserves.

In the US Congress established the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge through the Dismal Swamp Act, which has allowed for the continued protection and restoration of the area.

Visiting the Great Dismal Swamp. Planning a trip to the Great Dismal Swamp is simple to : Stephanie Hubka. Perhaps one of America’s most evocatively named places, the Great Dismal Swamp—which straddles the Virginia/North Carolina border—is mean as hell.

But the snakes, bears, and the near-inaccessibility made it a refuge for escaped slaves and their descendants. African-American History and the Dismal Swamp.

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Thomas Moran, Slave Hunt, Dismal Swamp, Virginia,oil on canvas. The Dismal Swamp was a known route and destination for freedom seekers. This route was the most rugged and treacherous route where insects, snakes, and wild animals were abundant. It was to this inhospitable place many runaways.

The Hessel’s Hairstreak seeks nourishment from only Atlantic white-cedar, a forest type considered rare by both the Virginia and the North Carolina Natural Heritage Programs.

Mammals At least forty-seven species of mammals can be found in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, representing most mammals found in Virginia. Trails at Dismal Swamp State Park are open as of May 9, The NCDOT restroom at the Dismal Swamp Welcome Center/NCDOT rest stop is open.

All other restrooms are closed. Trails close at pm and the park closes at pm. The visitor center also remains closed.

Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge; Search. North Carolina contributions helpful votes. her brother, his wife and I visited the Dismal Swamp on a Friday morning in late November. First, we visited the Visitor Center/Office, but it was small and had little in the way of exhibits.

Because of hunting that day, 4/5(). The Dismal Swamp counties in North Carolina passed resolutions addressed to the Confederacy formally withdrawing their support for the home guard and demanding they be officially recalled.

The Buffalo’s adversaries would thereafter be no more than a dwindling clutch of vigilantes lacking even the support of a sympathetic civilian population.

In the decades after the first enslaved Africans arrived at Jamestown insome slaves escaped from plantations seeking refuge in the Great Dismal Swamp, where Native Americans had already pioneered small settlements and bounty-hunting slave catchers were loathe to venture.

The escapees were known asthanks to more than a decade of. changes in the vegetation. It is feasible to preserve Dismal Swamp, but more detailed studies of the hydrology are needed to aid in future management. INTRODUCTION Tile Dismal Swamp, on the border between eastern Virginia and North Carolina, is one of the few remaining larg areas of wet wilderness in the eastern United States.

(See fig. 1.). DISMAL SWAMP CANAL AND ALBEMARLE AND CHESAPEAKE CANAL ATLANTIC INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY Effective at AM on Mathe locks at Deep Creek, Virginia and South Mills, North Carolina will return to their normal operating schedule to accommodate vessels desiring to use the Dismal Swamp Canal of the Atlantic Intracoastal.

The Dismal Swamp Canal Trail is a former section of Virginia State Rt. 17, now a multi-use trail open to bicycling, walking, running/hiking, horseback riding, and boating. The north trail head is located at the intersection of Dominion Blvd. and Old Rt. 17 in Chesapeake, VA, and runs south miles, adjacent to the Dismal Swamp Canal.

T he Dismal Swamp Canal Trail is a multipurpose-use trail accommodating horse owners, bicyclists, walkers, joggers, and boat owners. The trail, actually the former U.S.

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17, is linear, running miles along the Dismal Swamp Canal, which is the eastern edge of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Great Dismal Swamp Refuge. Tidewater Virginia residents were greatly concerned about reported unrest among slaves in nearby Camden, Elizabeth City and Currituck County, North Carolina.

In the spring ofthe situation was so serious a large militia force with dogs. The Dismal Swamp Canal route was surveyed inand in December the Virginia General Assembly passed the "Act for cutting a navigable canal", the act to become effective "after the passing of a like act by the General Assembly of North Carolina".

The North Carolina act did not pass until November misty fens and thickets of the Great Dismal Swamp. Vast and ancient, sprawling defiantly across the borders of Virginia and North Carolina, the Great Dismal is one of the largest natural areas on the East Coast.

Encompassing someacres it is actually the largest of three ‘Dismal Swamps’ in the Tidewater. S/V Kairos motors down the Great Dismal Swamp canal, part of the ICW in North Carolina. Dismal Swamp Canal Trail Chesapeake, VA Take a break Recre-8!™ By Outdoor Programmer, Kevin Kaul The trail is open year round from sunrise to sunset.

For more information contact Chesapeake Parks and Recreation at Explore the Great Dismal Swamp from our miles of safe, paved, multiuse trail! The onlyFile Size: 2MB.We visited the Dismal Swamp State Park on a meandering road trip during our quest to visit all counties in NC.

The northeast corner of NC is quite different- the Dismal Swamp State Park is surprisingly close to the NC Outer Banks and to larger cities in southeast VA/5(57).

Hundreds of years after George Washington first began draining the now,acre Great Dismal Swamp in southeastern Virginia, biologists are working to restore it to a more natural environment.