Mantis and Honey bee hive

One of the great things about our parks is the variety of wildlife we encounter. The photo above to the left is a mantis observed at Saxapahaw Island Park. The honey bee hive to the right was discovered at the Pleasant Grove Community Center. Honey bee colonies have been on the decline in recent years, so the discovery of this feral hive is exciting. Hives such as this one assist in pollination and benefit all gardeners and farmers living within a 2-3 mile radius.

We encourage you to visit one of our many parks or trails in the county and find a discovery of your own. Remember to leave only footprints!