Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Storks & Corks

The Audubon Center at Silver Bluff will be hosting its annual Storks & Corks on August 11th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Here's your opportunity to spend the evening with an endangered species!

Guests will enjoy a sampling of wine and hors d'oeuvres following the viewing of the endangered Wood Storks (Mycteria americana) in the center's Kathwood Ponds. Bring your camera and support Audubon's efforts to protect North America's only stork and largest wading bird. Wood Storks can stand 3 feet tall, weigh up to 7 pounds and have a wingspan of 6 feet! With their large bill, they feed by snapping up anything (fish and crayfish) that they feel. Therefore, they require a high density of prey to feed efficiently. The ponds at Silver Bluff are stocked and the water level is lowered to allow effective feeding for flocks of 100 or more birds.

Storks & Corks! You can't be disappointed! Call (843) 462-2150 to register while space is still available. The cost of $25 per person goes directly to support Audubon South Carolina.

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