Grafton Ponds Natural Area Preserve
Grafton Ponds Natural Area Preserve is a 375-acre (1.52 km2) Natural Area Preserve located in York County, Virginia. It preserves Virginia's best remaining example of a coastal plain pond complex, and supports several locally-rare species including pond spice (Litsea aestivalis), Mabee's salamander (Ambystoma mabeei), barking treefrog (Hyla gratiosa), and the globally imperiled Harper's fimbristylis (Fimbristylis perpusilla).
|Grafton Ponds Natural Area Preserve|
|Location||York County, Virginia|
|Nearest city||Newport News|
|Area||375 acres (1.52 km2)|
|Owner||City of Newport News|
The preserve is owned and maintained by the city of Newport News, and is open for public access.
- "Comprehensive Report Species - Fimbristylis perpusilla". NatureServe Explorer: An online encyclopedia of life. NatureServe. Retrieved December 19, 2016.
- "Grafton Ponds Natural Area Preserve". Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. Retrieved December 19, 2016.