Thursday, September 02, 2010

Canoe Trips

Although the water level in the swamp continues to drop, the rain in the previous weeks has kept sufficient water in Four Holes Swamp to allow the Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest to run canoe trips.  Until the water drops below the "canoeable" level, we will be running canoe trips from 9am-12pm on Saturdays.  Reservations are required (843-462-2150) and the cost is $30 for adults and $15 for children.

A private canoe trip was conducted today.  We saw Yellow-crowned Night Herons, Yellow-bellied Sliders and American Alligators in Mallard Lake.  Once on the trail, we saw River Frogs, a Great Blue Heron, and a Brown Water Snake sunning in a patch of poison ivy.  In the distance, we heard a Barred Owl, Pileated Woodpeckers, Northern Parula Warblers, American Crows, and a Red-shouldered Hawk.

We even found the exoskeleton of a dragonfly nymph.  Come join us and see if you can find the adult it became!

Images by Mark Musselman

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