Alligator River

Geocache Card

brochure Alligator River - Geocache Card

Geocache Card for Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in North Carolina. Published by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS).

Alligator River Na onal Wildlife Refuge Geocache Card When you have completed at least 10 sta ons, visit the informa on desk at the Na onal Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center for a prize. If you are unable to use the embosser at a sta on, write down the code to receive credit. Atlantic White Cedar Forest Moderate Wet N 35° 46.858’ W 75°51.2558’ What caused the forest’s demise? ___________________________ Cypress-Gum Forest Rough terrain for vehicles N 35° 48.441’ W 75° 51.559’ How high do the trees grow here? ____________________________ ___________________________ ____________________________ Cropland Easy N 35° 49.851’ W 75°50.347’ Principal crops grown here: ___________________________ Low Shrub Pocosin Moderate Wet N 35° 37.423’ W 75°47.192’ How high do the shrubs grow here? ____________________________ ___________________________ ____________________________ Pine/Hardwood Forest Moderate N 35° 36.878’ W 75°49.935’ What type of pine tree are here? ____________________________ Brackish Marsh Moderate Wet N 35° 46.188’ W 75°44.513’ What types of water are here? ___________________________ ____________________________ ___________________________ Pond Pine/Shrub Pocosin Easy N 35° 51.789’ W 75° 51.576 What finds shelter here? __________________________ Freshwater Pools Moderate Wet N 35° 50.267’ W 75°55.253’ Why is the water dark here? __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ Administrative Easy N 35°51.283’ W 75°51.754 Prominent bird found here: ___________________________ Pond Pine Cane Pocosin Moderate Wet N 35° 46.621’ W 75°49.107’ What can be found here? __________________________ ___________________________ __________________________ Shrub/Marsh Transition Moderate Wet N 35° 55.017’ W 75°47.218’ Which wildlife species like it here? ___________________________ Non-Alluvial Hardwood Forest Moderate Wet N 35° 54.596’ W 75°56.467’ What trees are dominant here? __________________________ ___________________________ __________________________ Updated June 2013. More sta ons will be added soon! Ques ons/Comments? Contact the Refuge at alligatorriver@fws.gov InstrucƟons for Alligator River NaƟonal Wildlife Refuge Habitat Geocache Welcome to this new and exci ng program at the refuge! Geocaching is a high–tech scavenger hunt that is now being modified to help you enjoy na onal wildlife refuges in eastern North Carolina. Tradi onal geocaching consists of hiding and seeking a physical cache: coins, logbook and more. Burying, placing or removing a physical cache is prohibited on na onal wildlife refuges because sensi ve natural or cultural resources could be damaged. A er you print off this clue sheet, it’s me to head out to the refuge. You will navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then a empt to find the geocache post at that loca on. Once you find the post, answer the ques on on the report sheet. You will then open the top of the post and use the a ached embosser to “collect” an embossed image of the habitat type in the corresponding box on the report sheet. If for some reason the embosser isn’t working, write down the code from the front panel. Once you complete at least 10 of the sta ons, stop by the Na onal Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke Island to receive a refuge pin. The Visitor Center is located on Business Hwy 64 and Conserva on Way just west of Fort Raleigh and the Lost Colony. Call 252‐473‐1131 for direc ons. IMPORTANT addiƟonal informaƟon: The refuge is open during daylight hours only. All refuge regula ons are in effect while you are on refuge land. Please take a refuge leaflet with you so you are aware of open and closed areas. To be safe, always tell someone where you are going and when they should expect you back! Depending on the me of the year, you may encounter knee‐to‐waist‐deep muck, bi ng or s nging insects, poisonous snakes, thick vegeta on, or other natural challenges. Always be careful and look where you are pu ng your hands and feet. Please contact the refuge at 252‐473‐4180 or alligatorriver@fws.gov with any ques ons or sugges ons. If you find that any of the sites have been damaged or vandalized, please let us know so we can correct the problem. This is a new program at the refuge, and we welcome all comments!

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