Monday, March 18, 2013

Beidler Forest

Howdee all,

Saturday we took a hour ride north of our campground in Hollywood to check out Audubon's Beidler Forest

Check out the web site for info on flora and fauna to be seen here.

Here is the blog for Beidler Forest

To get to the boardwalk you enter through the visitor center.

We chatted a bit with facebook friend and Audubon land manager Mark Musselman and then headed out to explore the forest..

I couldn’t help myself..I just had to be an owl Smile

Hoot Hoot!

Beidler Forest_003 - CopyThere is a 1.75 mile boardwalk that meanders

thru the forest and swamp..

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An odd formation…gall?

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Typical vegetation throughout  the walk.

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Hermit Thrush checking for bugs on the boardwalk.

Beidler Forest_024 - CopyDo you see what I see? Way up there…

Beidler Forest_049 - CopyA heart with an arrow going thru it….

Love in the woods!

Beidler Forest_050 - CopyCypress and knees..

Beidler Forest_056 - CopyWe saw turtles..

I am not good with ID so any help or corrections are appreciated..

Is this a Snapping turtle?

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Spotted Turtle

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Yellow-bellied slider

Beidler Forest_065 - CopyButterflies

I think this is a Question Mark?

Beidler Forest_072Spiders and webs

Look closely this was very small and delicate..

Beidler Forest_083Snake on the boardwalk..

Yikes..

Beidler Forest_089We stop at many places..

looking and listening..

Beidler Forest_096Northern Parula up high..

Beidler Forest_103Leaves and pollen make lovely design..

Beidler Forest_122A little Carolina Wren on a cypress knee

Beidler Forest_124This would make a great home ..

I didn’t see anything inside..

Beidler Forest_132hanging by natures string..

Beidler Forest_134Steps down to a hollowed cypress..

We are almost at the end of our walk

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Oh look!

Barred Owl~

Awesome!

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Almost back to the welcome center

this..

Yellow-throated Warbler

walked on the boardwalk in front of us for a few minutes..

We waited for it to leave before continuing on

Beidler Forest_160We spent over three hours on the boardwalk and were hungry..

We stopped at the picnic area for some lunch..

While Ruby-crowned Kinglets

were doing the same..

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It was a lovely visit…

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Birds of the day

Mar 16, 2013
Francis Beidler Forest Audubon Center & Sanctuary
Traveling
2 miles
260 Minutes
Observers: 2
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:
Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.5.2
Great Egret
White Ibis
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Red-shouldered Hawk
Barred Owl
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue-headed Vireo
American Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Wren
Winter Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Northern Parula
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Pine Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler


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We have left the Charleston area..



We are now at Hunting Island State Park..



Stay tuned!

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