Spring at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

Saturday was a lovely Spring day and it turned out to be a wonderful day for a visit to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge.A low tide came around 10:30 am so I arrived at the refuge around 10:00 so I'd have a better chance of seeing wading birds in the tidal areas. There were plenty … Continue reading Spring at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

Savannah - I'm too antisocial to go to downtown Savannah for the St. Patrick's Day parade and festival, so I celebrated St. Patrick's Day by taking a trip to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge today. The temperature was cool, in the high 50s/lower 60s so I didn't see but two alligators but there were plenty … Continue reading Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

A Visit to Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens in Columbia, SC

The first stop on the third and final day of my South Carolina/North Carolina road trip was the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens in Columbia, SC. I'd been to Riverbanks before, but it was years ago and found it to be much improved than I remembered. They have a large and varied collection of animals and … Continue reading A Visit to Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens in Columbia, SC

The Greenville Zoo – a Small but Interesting Zoo

I wasn't aware that Greenville, SC had a zoo until I started searching for things to do to replace the Cowpens and Kings Mountain battlefields that were closed due to the government shutdown during my vacation trip. I visited it after Musgrove Mill and the BMW Zentrum on the first day of my road trip … Continue reading The Greenville Zoo – a Small but Interesting Zoo

A Sunday Afternoon Visit to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

Savannah - It had been a few weeks since I had the chance to visit the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge; since yesterday afternoon's weather was so beautiful, I took advantage of it and visited the refuge. Alligators were out sunning, the wading birds were out doing their thing, and there were even a few deer … Continue reading A Sunday Afternoon Visit to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

Savannah National Wildlife Refuge Visit; 27 September 2018

Savannah - I made my first visit to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge in quite some time this morning. My parents hadn't had the opportunity to visit recently either, so they came along as well. The tide was coming up, rapidly so in the diversion canal, so there weren't a lot of Alligators to be … Continue reading Savannah National Wildlife Refuge Visit; 27 September 2018

A Visit to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge; 20 August 2018

Savannah - It's been a few months since I've been able to make a visit to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge so it getting to make a visit yesterday was a pleasure. My father and I took a ride through the Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive around low tide, which was at 11:00 am. It was … Continue reading A Visit to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge; 20 August 2018

Springtime at the Savannah and Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuges

Savannah - Over the last few days, I made two visits to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge and a visit to the Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge. With Spring's arrival, almost all of the migratory waterfowl have left, leaving just a few Coots who haven't made the decision to go north yet. There are still … Continue reading Springtime at the Savannah and Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuges

Things are Turning Green Again – Spring Visits to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

Savannah - I've made a couple of visits to the Savannah NWR recently and it's obvious that Spring is here; things are turning green again. With the exception of Coots and a handful of Blue Winged Teal and Northern Shovelers, the migratory ducks have left. The egrets and herons are in their breeding plumage. The … Continue reading Things are Turning Green Again – Spring Visits to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

A Visit to the Donnelley Wildlife Management Area

This morning, I traveled up to Green Pond, SC to visit the Donnelley Wildlife Management Area's wildlife drive. Located within the ACE Basin, it's an approximately 75-mile drive from Savannah and is between US 21 and Charleston on US 17 in Colleton County. The Donnelley WMA is a wonderful combination of wetland and upland habitat, for … Continue reading A Visit to the Donnelley Wildlife Management Area