Mutton Hunk Fen Natural Area Preserve

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Mutton Hunk Fen Natural Area Preserve
Map showing the location of Mutton Hunk Fen Natural Area Preserve
Map showing the location of Mutton Hunk Fen Natural Area Preserve
Map of Virginia
Location Accomack County, Virginia
Coordinates 37°46′15″N 75°34′28″W / 37.7707°N 75.5745°W / 37.7707; -75.5745Coordinates: 37°46′15″N 75°34′28″W / 37.7707°N 75.5745°W / 37.7707; -75.5745
Area 412 acres (167 ha)
http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/natural_heritage/natural_area_preserves/muttonhunk.shtml

Mutton Hunk Fen Natural Area Preserve is a 412-acre (167 ha) Natural Area Preserve located in Accomack County, Virginia. Fronting on Gargathy Bay on the Atlantic Ocean side of the county, it is bounded by Whites Creek and Mutton Hunk Branch to its north. The property contains a rare sea level fen community, one of only four in Virginia. The vegetation consists of a combination of bog and tidal freshwater plants; five of the species on the land are locally-rare.

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