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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.

Are you interested in booking an educational program at this site? If so, check out our Environmental Education Program, or contact Jecca Shumate at to learn more!

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