Welcome the the Central Carolinas Biodiversity Trail

Welcome to the Central Carolinas - a region with over 106,000 acres of protected lands, rich in natural and cultural history. Throughout this growing metropolis, you will find unique natural treasures, from rare Piedmont Prairies and upland depression swamp forests, to oak-hickory woodlands and bottomland forests.  These natural communities, along with the region’s rivers, lakes, streams, and other wetlands, provide food, water and shelter for a variety of wildlife.  A careful observer could find some 320 species of birds, 70 species of fish, 40 species of mammals, 80 species of amphibians and reptiles, a wide variety of aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates, and thousands of species of native plants.