Thursday, April 02, 2009

Wash Out!

Yesterday, the sixth graders from the Charleston County School of the Arts were able to dodge the raindrops. However, today's weather looks to be a wash out and the School of the Arts group scheduled to arrive this morning opted to reschedule for later in the spring. What looks to be record rain is great for filling the old-growth, cypress-tupelo swamp here at the Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest, but not conducive to non-duck activities.

Since the rain will likely keep us bottled in the building all day, here are some images from yesterday afternoon showing a Marsh Rabbit (Sylvilagus palustris) between #1 and #2 along the boardwalk and an Eastern Cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus piscivorus) just out of the water that forms the boundary between Dorchester County and Berkeley County near #10.

Images by Mark Musselman

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