At a Glance
Little Bay Head on the Wet Prairie
This 1,094-acre natural area adjacent to the North County Airport consists of mesic flatwoods, hydric flatwoods, wet prairie, baygall, mesic hammock, and dome swamp ecosystems. A slight elevation in the center of the wetlands holds a tree island called a bay head full of sweetbay, dahoon, coastalplain willow, and pondapple trees that provide roosting and nesting habitat for wading birds, including snowy egret, black-crowned night-heron, and the endangered wood stork.
Before You Go