Grove Creek Natural Area

Grove Creek Natural Area, James City Co., John Clayton Chapter

Located in Williamsburg adjoining Busch Gardens, this site is in an area of ravines and ridges formed by Grove Creek’s cutting down into the Yorktown Formation. Pliocene marine deposits are found underlying the typical noncalcareous coastal plain sediments. It is the home of several rare plants and species at or near their northern limit or disjunct from their primary range. This habitat is threatened by the expansion of Busch Gardens and development.