Preserved Lands

Bass Creek Hummock Island

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Owned Property

Preserved: December 2017

Preserved: 9.8 acres

Preserved: Bass Creek

Habitat Type: Salt shrub thicket and maritime forest

Conservation Value: The Bass Creek Nature Area consists of salt shrub thicket and maritime forest habitats. Undeveloped hummock islands, like this one, provide critical resting space for migratory songbirds. This island is also utilized by a variety of mammals and reptiles. South Carolina Department of Natural Resource studies have documented painted bunting use on this hummock island. Diamondback terrapin use in this area has been documented as well.

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