Wednesday, January 21, 2009

South Carolina Wildlife Magazine

Although the webpage has yet to post the latest issue of the South Carolina Wildlife Magazine, the Audubon Center at the Francis Beidler Forest is featured in the "Out Scoutin'" section on pages 42-45. Elizabeth Renedo's article describes the winter sights along the 1.75-mile boardwalk that winds through the old-growth, cypress-tupelo swamp. The beauty of working in the swamp is that no two days are alike with the four seasons providing distinct tableaus.

The images below show the progression of seasons from the spring's yellow, pine pollen-covered boardwalk to the long, winter shadows cast upon the boardwalk by leafless trunks.

Though wildlife is currently scarce and the swamp stands in shades of gray, spring is around the corner and life in all shapes, sizes, and colors will soon appear! (See photo gallery)

Images by Mark Musselman

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