Today Jeff and I took a drive to Botany Bay Wildlife Management area.
When you first drive into Botany Bay you'll be greeted by a 2-3 mile stretch of live oaks creating a canopy
I should have stopped at another spot where the older oaks were..oh well, next time!
We did stop several times on the ride in to look and listen for birds.
We heard a Yellow-throated Warbler singing and stopped to find it.
Once a private paradise, Botany Bay Plantation now beckons visitors to its tidal creeks and marshes, moss-draped roads and wave-washed beach.
Tucked away on the northeast corner of Edisto Island lies Botany Bay Plantation Wildlife Management Area and Heritage Preserve. Laced with tidal creeks, draped in hanging moss and occupied by historic structures, these 4,687 wildlife-rich acres are part of the ACE Basin Focus Area. Visitors have been amazed at what they have found here since it was opened to the public in the summer of 2008. via
Edisto's Hidden Treasure
by Debra Staples
photographs by Phillip Jones
Right away we could tell this place is real Gem…We read the history and wished we could go back in time to see what it was like in the 1800s.
Read some of Botany Bays history here.
We knew that we weren't arriving at the best time for seeing
Most people like low tide for taking photos and many come for sunrise.
Though, in retrospect it was still beautiful.
The path to the beach and Boneyard travels through a narrow causeway.
We were told there are resident Painted Buntings here, but we didn’t see any.
The Beach, The Boneyard..looking south..
See the heart?
We walked a half mile down the beach..
It was a super time..
Boneyard in Botany Bay
After the Boneyard we toured the rest of the park stopping to bird and take in a few of the historical sights. What a lovely place! We will make sure we visit again!
Birds seen at Botany BayMar 7, 2013
Botany Bay Plantation WMA
All birds reported? Yes
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Great Blue Heron