Boiling Spring Lakes PreserveOnlineWebsite - www.nature.orgHours & SeasonsSeasons - Year-roundHours - Sunrise to sunsetAddress1 Leeds RoadBoiling Spring Lakes, NC 28461PhonePrimary - (910) 395-5000Alt - (919) 403-8558 Located on more than 6000 acres, this preserve includes a bounty of rare flora and fauna, including the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker, a variety of carnivorous plants, rough-leaf loosestrife and a variety of orchids. The preserve contains more than 400 vascular plant species, some of which are nearing endangerment due to over-collection, habitat destruction and other variables. Visitors can walk through a portion of the fragile acres that make up the preserve. The trail begins at the Boiling Spring Lakes Community Center just off Hwy 87. A trail brochure can be found on the website. This site is also featured on the NC Birding Trail. Species of interest include brown-headed nuthatch, summer tanager, blue grosbeak, indigo bunting, and winter sparrows.