Hickory Hollow Natural Area Preserve

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Hickory Hollow Natural Area Preserve
Map showing the location of Hickory Hollow Natural Area Preserve
Map showing the location of Hickory Hollow Natural Area Preserve
Location within Virginia
Location Lancaster County, Virginia
Nearest city Lancaster
Coordinates 37°46′34″N 76°26′59″W / 37.7762°N 76.4496°W / 37.7762; -76.4496[1]Coordinates: 37°46′34″N 76°26′59″W / 37.7762°N 76.4496°W / 37.7762; -76.4496[1]
Area 254 acres (1.03 km2)
Established July 12, 2000 (2000-07-12)
Owner Northern Neck Audubon Society

Hickory Hollow Natural Area Preserve is a 254-acre (1.03 km2) Natural Area Preserve located in Lancaster County, Virginia. The preserve's mixed pine-hardwood forests, ravines, and swampland form a habitat for various songbirds, wild turkeys, and a rare species of plant. The swamp is an example of a globally rare natural community known as a "coastal plain basic seepage swamp", and supports a high level of biological diversity.[2]

Hickory Hollow Natural Area Preserve is owned by the Northern Neck Audubon Society, who purchased the land from Lancaster County in 1999. It was dedicated as a Natural Area Preserve on July 12, 2000.[3]

The preserve is open to the public, and contains a parking area and hiking trails.[2]

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  1. ^ "Hickory Hollow". ProtectedPlanet. United Nations Environment Programme's World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Retrieved December 20, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Hickory Hollow Natural Area Preserve". Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. Retrieved December 20, 2016. 
  3. ^ "History". Northern Neck Audubon Society. Retrieved December 20, 2016. 

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