Fripp Audubon Club to host field trip

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Fripp Audubon is sponsoring a guided tour of the Nemours Plantation on February 12th.  Nemours Plantation is located in northern Beaufort County, South Carolina. The plantation’s nearly 10,000 acres contains a rich diversity of habitats including remnant rice fields, fresh and brackish water marshes, upland pine and hardwood forests, bottomland hardwoods, and cypress/tupelo forests.  The plantation lies within the Ashepoo, Combahee and Edisto (ACE) River Basin which is listed by The Nature Conservancy as “one of the last great places.”

The Nemours’ guided tour is limited to 20 participants. Individuals can sign up (on a first-come basis) by e-mailing Patrick Cotter at patrick.r.cotter@gmail.com beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, January 23rd. (A waiting list will be compiled if more than 20 people want to attend the outing.)

Those going on the trip will meet at McDonald’s on Lady’s Island at 7:30. Carpooling is encouraged. The tour should be done by noon. Rest rooms are available. Bring lunch/snacks, water, sun screen, etc.