Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserve

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Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserve
Map showing the location of Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserve
Map showing the location of Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserve
Location within Virginia
Location Northumberland County, Virginia
Nearest city Hardings
Coordinates 37°44′17″N 76°18′44″W / 37.738°N 76.3121°W / 37.738; -76.3121[1]Coordinates: 37°44′17″N 76°18′44″W / 37.738°N 76.3121°W / 37.738; -76.3121[1]
Area 204 acres (0.83 km2)
Governing body Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation

Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserve is a 204-acre (0.83 km2) Natural Area Preserve located in Northumberland County, Virginia. It preserves various types of habitat, including tidal and non-tidal wetlands, undeveloped beaches, dunes, and upland forests. Among the species living on the property is the northeastern beach tiger beetle, as well as other rare invertebrates. Hughlett Point is also an important staging area for various species of migrating bird.[2]

Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserve is owned and maintained by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, and is open to the public. The preserve includes a parking area, trails, boardwalk, viewing platform, and educational signs. Access to portions of the shoreline is seasonally restricted to encourage use of the habitat by shore birds and other sensitive species.[2]

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  1. ^ "Hughlett Point". ProtectedPlanet. United Nations Environment Programme's World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Retrieved December 20, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserve". Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. Retrieved December 20, 2016. 

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