Cherry Orchard Bog Natural Area Preserve Article

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Cherry Orchard Bog Natural Area Preserve
Map showing the location of Cherry Orchard Bog Natural Area Preserve
Map showing the location of Cherry Orchard Bog Natural Area Preserve
Location Sussex and Prince George counties, Virginia
Nearest city Templeton, Virginia
Coordinates 37°02′43″N 77°17′41″W / 37.0453°N 77.2948°W / 37.0453; -77.2948 [1]
CHERRY ORCHARD BOG NATURAL AREA PRESERVE Latitude and Longitude:

37°02′43″N 77°17′41″W / 37.0453°N 77.2948°W / 37.0453; -77.2948 [1]
Area354 acres (143 ha)
Governing body Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation

Cherry Orchard Bog Natural Area Preserve is a 354-acre (143 ha) Natural Area Preserve located in Sussex and Prince George counties, Virginia. It preserves a seepage wetland that supports a large collection of rare plants, including camass, bog-buttons, fringed orchids, and purple pitcher plants. The property is located along the right of way for a power line, receiving acidic, low-nutrient groundwater. [2]

The preserve is owned and maintained by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. It does not include improvements for public access, and visitors must make arrangements with a state-employed land steward prior to visiting. [2]

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References

  1. ^ "Cherry Orchard Bog State Nature Preserve". ProtectedPlanet. United Nations Environment Programme's World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Archived from the original on March 20, 2012. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Cherry Orchard Bog Natural Area Preserve". Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. Retrieved December 14, 2016.

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