What a beautiful day for an outdoor project! We met at the entrance to the laurel Hill Wildlife Drive at 10 AM on Saturday morning, and set to work aggressively pruning years of growth along the fence. While we didn't finish the entire fence, we did accumulate piles of branches and clippings that FWS staff will cart away in the next few days.
Image provided by Cindy Groff
Many thanks to David Applegate
, Cindy Groff
and her friend Mary
, Joanne McMenamin
, and Refuge Manager Russ Webb
. All of them gave up their Saturday to accomplish this project.
After the work was done, we took a tour of the impoundments north of SC-170, and saw a flock of bobolinks, a pair of black-bellied whistling ducks perched atop a wood duck house, a swallow-tailed kite, Mississippi kites, and the usual assortment of gators and wading birds.