THESE ARE SOME PHOTOS FROM FIELD TRIPS TO SOUTH CAROLINA. SOME OF MY FAVORITE PLACES ON EARTH ARE
THE SWAMPS OF THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES - INCLUDING THE OKEFENOKEE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE IN
GEORGIA AND FLORIDA, AND FRANCIS MARION NATIONAL FOREST IN SOUTH CAROLINA. THESE SWAMPS AND OTHER
SWAMPS FOUND FROM SOUTHERN MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA TO EAST TEXAS ARE UNDER CONSTANT THREAT AS THE
WETLANDS ARE DRAINED OR FILLED TO MAKE USABLE LAND FOR ROADS, BUILDINGS, AND FARMS.
PICTURES FROM SOUTH CAROLINA
METROPOLITAN NATURALIST
At dawn a thick fog rises from the warm water of a canal.
A boardwalk nature trail at SeeWee Visitor and Environmental Education Center in Awendaw, South Carolina.
The Little Wambaw Swamp Wilderness Area in Francis Marion National Forest. There are no roads or maintained trails in this area.
A typical road in Francis Marion National Forest. Many roads in the forest are well maintained and can be traveled easily by car in dry
weather.
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