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Ebenezer Swamp

UM is home to a multitude of invaluable natural resources.

The Ebenezer Swamp Ecological Preserve, located about six miles from campus, is home to a myriad of plant and animal species. Among the sycamore and Tupelo gum trees, you’ll spot beavers and turkeys as well as a rare species of coneflower.

“The Swamp” is host to a number of biology and environmental science classes, so if you’re looking for a hands-on component to your education, look no further.

Tucked in among the natural flora are a number of abstract animal sculptures, created from recycled steel by UM art students.

If you’re exploring the area, make sure to proceed with caution; Ebenezer Swamp is also home to timber rattlesnakes, water moccasins, and copperheads.