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Field Trip Leader: Mike Laferriere

We are headed up the road to photograph Prothonotary Warblers nesting in the swamp. There are Barred Owls, Summer Tanagers, other songbirds, reptiles, and the unique sights of Beidler Forest landscape to photograph. This field trip will be a little different than the others where we see thousands of birds.  The trip to Beidler is a little more specialized where we will be looking for small songbirds, Owls and of course the Prothonotary Warblers! If you have never experience Beidler Forest, you need to go on this field trip before the Prothonotary Warblers leave the nest near the ground and head for the treetops! This is a beautiful location and is worthy of a visit!

The Plan

We’ll meet at the Pinckney Hall Parking lot at 7AM.  It is about a 2-hour drive and the park opens at 9AM. Bring the usual items, bug spray, sunscreen, water, and a snack. You should wear comfortable clothing and shoes. There is a 1.75 mile raised boardwalk through the Four Holes Swamp that keeps you from getting lost and away from the critters so you can’t harm them! We’ll stay in the Forest until noon before coming out for lunch.  You can bring your own lunch, or we can go to a small restaurant in Harleyville, SC. For your GPS, the address for Beidler Forest is: 336 Sanctuary Rd #3324, Harleyville, SC 29448

There is a $10.00 charge to enter the forest. It is recommended to pre-register and purchase your ticket to enter the forest because they can limit the number of people in Beidler. Beidler is only open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

To pre-register  and purchase your ticket, click on the following link:  https://beidler.audubon.org/

If you want to return to Beidler Forest after lunch, your ticket is good all day!

Beidler Forest is frequented by photographers and nature lovers from all over the world.  The 18,000-acre bird and wildlife sanctuary offer a beauty unsurpassed in the South Carolina low country. Beidler is the world’s largest virgin cypress-tupelo swamp forest with a pristine ecosystem untouched for millennia, where you will see thousand-year-old trees!

To register for the Beidler Forest Field Trip, Click Here and go directly to the sign-up form.

Any questions, contact me!

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