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Pip & Scout Make a Splash!

Two loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings named Pip and Scout are making a splash at North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher (NCAFF). Pip and Scout are survivors found in nest excavations at Carolina Beach and Fort Fisher. Their names began with ideas from staff, then votes from students throughout North Carolina.

Azalea Festival

From its beginning in 1948, the North Carolina Azalea Festival has blossomed into a five-day event showcasing exquisite gardens, great artwork and our rich cultural history and heritage. It is held in April each year at the height of azalea blooming.

Wrightsville Beach Sea Turtle Project

As you stroll Wrightsville Beach’s white-sand shore, be mindful of an endangered species that lives here. The non-profit Wrightsville Beach Sea Turtle Project educates visitors and residents about sea turtles that visit the island. You may see their tracks during nesting season.

Poplar Grove Plantation

Poplar Grove Plantation, one of the oldest existing peanut plantations in North Carolina, is listed on the National Register of Historic Homes and preserved in the North Carolina Coastal Land Trust. It is located five minutes north of Wilmington on US Highway 17 North and is well worth the visit.

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