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Cape Charles Coastal Habitat Natural Area Preserve

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Area  12 ha
Phone  +1 757-787-5576
Cape Charles Coastal Habitat Natural Area Preserve
Location  Northampton County, Virginia
Governing body  Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
Address  Cape Charles, VA 23310, USA
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Cape Charles Coastal Habitat Natural Area Preserve is a 29-acre (12 ha) Natural Area Preserve located in Northampton County, Virginia on the Chesapeake Bay side of Virginia's Eastern Shore. The small preserve protects coastal beach, dune, and maritime forest habitat, preserving a home for the northeastern beach tiger beetle (Cicindela dorsalis), listed as threatened in the United States. Coast bedstraw (Galium hispidulum) grows on the dunes. The preserve serves as a staging area for southward-bound migratory birds in the fall.

Cape Charles Coastal Habitat Natural Area Preserve is owned and maintained by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, and is open to public. Public access is limited to a boardwalk that facilitates viewing the preserve; access to the beach is allowed only for research and management purposes.

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Cape Charles Coastal Habitat Natural Area Preserve Wikipedia


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