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Lowcountry: Francis Beidler Forest
April 22, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Leaders: Matt Johnson, Education Director, and Nolan Schillerstrom, Coastal Program Coordinator, Audubon SC
“Plants, birds, and more!” Join SCNPS for a 2-hour guided 1.75-mile, ADA-compliant boardwalk exploration through the largest remaining stand of virgin cypress-tupelo swamp left in the world! Home to 1,000-year bald cypress trees and beautiful prothonotary warblers, Beidler offers visitors a chance to step back in time into this ancient ecosystem. Matt and Nolan will provide an overview of the swamp’s natural history, as well as talk about their citizen science project involving the prothonotary warbler. Participants should be treated to several views of these “swamp canaries” as they fly into their nesting cavities within cypress knees. In addition, the native plants of this unique community will also be discussed. Nolan will also be on hand for a follow-up discussion on wildlife photography, so be sure to bring your cameras with you! This trip is limited to 25 participants and there is a $10/person fee to participate. Contact Katie Ellis at [email protected] or 843-9906-9916 to sign up and receive carpool info; payments will be made the day of the event at Beidler.