A report on Pocosin

Pocosin wetland in North Carolina
Pocosin forested by pond pines and white cedars

Type of palustrine wetland with deep, acidic, sandy, peat soils.

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Pocosin wetland in North Carolina

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Marshes develop along the edges of rivers and lakes.

Wetland

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Distinct ecosystem that is flooded by water, either permanently or seasonally (for weeks or months).

Distinct ecosystem that is flooded by water, either permanently or seasonally (for weeks or months).

Marshes develop along the edges of rivers and lakes.
Sunrise at Viru Bog, Estonia
Wetlands contrast the hot, arid landscape around Middle Spring, Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge, Utah
Bud of Nelumbo nucifera, an aquatic plant.
Many species of frogs live in wetlands, while others visit them each year to lay eggs.
Snapping turtles are one of the many kinds of turtles found in wetlands.
Wetland at the Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Massachuesetts, United States, in February
Fog rising over the Mukri bog near Mukri, Estonia. The bog has an area of 2147 ha and has been protected since 1992.
Humid wetlands in Pennsylvania before a rain.

Sub-types include mangrove forest, carr, pocosin, floodplains, mire, vernal pool, sink, and many others.

A lump of peat

Peat

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Accumulation of partially decayed vegetation or organic matter.

Accumulation of partially decayed vegetation or organic matter.

A lump of peat
Peat stacks in Südmoslesfehn (district of Oldenburg, Germany) in 2013
Peat gatherers at Westhay, Somerset Levels in 1905
Peat extraction in East Frisia, Germany
Peat in Lewis, Scotland
PEATMAP is a GIS shapefile dataset that shows a distribution of peatlands that covers the entire world
A peat stack in Ness on the Isle of Lewis (Scotland)
Worked bank in blanket bog, near Ulsta, Yell, Shetland Islands
Falkland Islanders shovelling peat in the 1950s
Peat fire
The Toppila Power Station, a peat-fired facility in Oulu, Finland
Industrial-milled peat production in a section of the Bog of Allen in the Irish Midlands: The 'turf' in the foreground is machine-produced for domestic use.
Shatura Power Station. Russia has the largest peat power capacity in the world
The Bor Peat Briquette Factory, Russia
Peat covered area (brown) 2,500 years ago in the Netherlands
The Netherlands compared to sealevel
Peat hags at the start of Allt Lagan a' Bhainne tributary on Eilrig
Increase, and change relative to previous year, of the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide.
Smoke and ozone pollution from Indonesian fires, 1997

although less-common wetlands including fens, pocosins, and peat swamp forests also deposit peat.

Forested swamp in Osceola National Forest

Palustrine wetland

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Non-tidal.

Non-tidal.

Forested swamp in Osceola National Forest

Wetlands within this category include inland marshes and swamps as well as bogs, fens, pocosins, tundra and floodplains.

Nyssa sylvatica tree in the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge

Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge

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152000 acre National Wildlife Refuge located in eastern North Carolina along the Atlantic Coast.

152000 acre National Wildlife Refuge located in eastern North Carolina along the Atlantic Coast.

Nyssa sylvatica tree in the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge
Red wolf
Sandy Ridge Gut

It was established on March 14, 1984, to preserve and protect a unique wetland habitat type—the pocosin—and its associated wildlife species.

Poquoson, Virginia

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Independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Age distribution for Poquoson.
View from the Poquoson Museum's marsh path.
View from the old Whitehouse Cove public boat ramp
Poquoson Marina near Owen's Marina and Whitehouse Cove leading out towards the Chesapeake Bay
Wythe Creek Road approaching the city from Hampton across Brick Kiln Creek
Boats docked during the winter at Messick Point
Looking towards the city from Messick Point
View of the Poquoson River facing towards York County from the end of Hunts Neck Road

The term pocosin, with its varied spellings, was a term used by the area's inhabitants to describe a low, marshy, woody place covered by water in the winter, but dry in the summer.

Pinus serotina

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Pine tree found along the Southeastern portion of the Atlantic coastal plain of the United States, from southern New Jersey south to Florida and west to southern Alabama.

Pine tree found along the Southeastern portion of the Atlantic coastal plain of the United States, from southern New Jersey south to Florida and west to southern Alabama.

Pond pine cones are smaller and rounder than loblolly pine cones.
Unlike loblolly pines, pond pines have the ability to grow needles directly from the trunk.<ref name=carolinanature>Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of North Carolina: Pond Pine (Pinus serotina)</ref>

The pond pine is found in wet habitats near ponds, bays, swamps, and pocosins.

Painted relief map of the Tidewater region on the eastern coast of the United States in darkest green to one shade lighter green to the west. It includes the state of Delaware, the remainder of the Delmarva Peninsula, the Chesapeake Bay area of south Maryland, DC, and east Virginia and North Carolina.

Tidewater (region)

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Tidewater refers to the north Atlantic coastal plain region of the United States of America.

Tidewater refers to the north Atlantic coastal plain region of the United States of America.

Painted relief map of the Tidewater region on the eastern coast of the United States in darkest green to one shade lighter green to the west. It includes the state of Delaware, the remainder of the Delmarva Peninsula, the Chesapeake Bay area of south Maryland, DC, and east Virginia and North Carolina.
Tidal wetlands of the Chesapeake Bay
View of Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge from Plymouth, NC

Much of the area is covered with pocosin and the higher areas are used for agricultural farmlands.