We are all about parks. The first thing we do when we get to a new state is look up all of the parks in the area. Our favorite place we've been to so far in the Wilmington area is Green Swamp Preserve. It's full of uniform tall pines, vegetation lined trails and carnivorous plants. Yes, Venus fly traps! You'll see them peeking out along the edges of the trail. They're hard to spot but when you do, it's like seeing a unicorn. I remember keeping these things as pets when I was a kid. I never knew there was a place nearby where you could see them growing in the wild. It turns out Venus fly traps are only native to North and South Carolina in the United States. Even more crazy than that is they only grow naturally in a very small area — a 75 mile radius of Wilmington, NC. And today, we were lucky enough to see a couple patches of them up close!