Latest Swamp Stories
Partnership to focus on building a powerful and publicly accessible resource to improve the software that drives everyday life. Madison, WI (PRWEB) July 14,
Facing relentless human encroachment, some endangered primates and large cats will seek sanctuary in the sultry thickets of mangrove and peat swamp forests.
The Great Dismal Swamp was once a refuge for Indigenous Americans, runaway slaves and others.
Authorities say lightning is the likely culprit behind a new fire in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. A spokesman for the multi-departmental crew said the latest fire was discovered Saturday. The overall fire started June 9 and has charred 4,664 acres.
NASHVILLE - State environmental regulators have denied a permit to wildlife officials to dam up the Black Swamp in Obion County, rebuffing their attempts to create a 900-acre wetland as a wintering area for ducks.
A lightning strike during a storm sparked a second fire Tuesday in the Great Dismal Swamp in eastern Virginia. Catherine Hibbard with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said the new fire was only about 20 acres Tuesday morning, the Newport News Press reported.
Wildlife biologists are searching one of the nation's most primitive swamps for the ivory-billed woodpecker, which was believed extinct since 1944 until one was reported in an Arkansas swamp last year.