Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Pictures in a Rush!

We're heading out the door to make a Global Positioning System (GPS)/geocaching presentation this evening at the South Carolina Geographic Alliance's summer workshop for teachers. Therefore, this entry will be light on text. However, we have seen plenty in the last two days here at Audubon's Francis Beidler Forest and wanted to post a few images.

Yesterday, Jay and Vonell visited from the Santee Cooper intern program. They participated in the upland bird banding in which we captured and banded four Swainson's Warblers and two White-eyed Vireos. After lunch, we walked around the boardwalk and talked about the special characteristics of the old-growth swamp. A first for us was seeing a pair of Ebony Jewelwings mating.

Today, a summer camp group from the Charleston Catholic School saw snakes, White Ibis, Prothonotary Warblers, Greenfly Orchid blooming, and Barred Owls catching and eating crayfish!

Images by Mark Musselman

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