Field trips and Bird Walks
Guided field trips
February 21: Nemours Plantation
Nemours Plantation, located in northern Beaufort County, contains a rich diversity of habitats including remnant rice fields, fresh and brackish water marshes, upland pine and hardwood forests, bottomland hardwoods, and cypress/tupelo forests. The plantation lies within the Ashepoo, Combahee and Edisto (ACE) River Basin which is listed by The Nature Conservancy as “one of the last great places”. The tour is limited to 20 people.
April 27: Caw Caw
The Caw Caw Interpretive Center is rich in natural, cultural and historical resources. The area includes over 6 miles of trails and elevated boardwalks through wetlands, former rice fields, sites of the Stono Rebellion, and thousands of naturalized tea plants from a 20th century tea farm. Noted for its rich bird life, Caw Caw is a birding hotspot for coastal South Carolina. The cost of this guided tour is $12.00 per person. The tour is limited to 24 people.
Bird walks are designed for folks with a serious interest in birds--their behavior, habitat and identification. We will observe and study birds in their natural habitat and share our knowledge and enjoyment. Each trip will begin with a brief orientation before departure. Bring binoculars and bird guide. Beginners welcomed. We all were once beginners and bird walks are a great place to start. Ken Scott will lead these outings.
February 4: Savannah Wildlife Refuge--ducks leave with first full moon.Winter sparrows and birds such as American pipit and horned lark.
March 18: Harbor Island--spring migration for shore birds and song birds. Best shore bird spot in the area.
April 15: Donnelley Wildlife Management Area--peak spring migration--song birds, shore birds and ducks. Chance for late winter birds.