Friday, April 17, 2009

Special Events at Francis Beidler Forest

Don't forget, tomorrow is Wine & Warblers at the Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest. The weather will be perfect and the plethora of birds in the old-growth, cypress-tupelo swamp will be spectacular!

Join expert birdwatchers for an evening on the 1.75-mile boardwalk and explore the wide variety of songbirds that travel to Beidler Forest each spring. This year, you will also be able to spot Prothonotary Warblers (Protonotaria citrea) banded as part of Project PROTHO! Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and wine tasting as you explore the ancient swamp forest. Proceeds benefit Audubon South Carolina. $40 per person. Reservations and advance payment are required., (843) 462-2150. Walks begin at 5:00 p.m. This is a once-a-year event...don't miss it!

If you want to make it a complete day at the Francis Beidler Forest, there will be a 9:00 am nature walk along the bluff overlooking Mallard Lake. A variety of wildflowers are still in bloom, wildlife abounds, and the geology and special habitats associated with the bluff are fascinating! The cost is $8.00 and we will meet in the nature center. Click here for directions. Click here for a list of other Spring Things at Beidler Forest.

Images by Mark Musselman

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