Thursday, April 29, 2010

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Semipalmated Plover

The word "Semipalmated," referring to the birds' toes, means "half-webbed." Actually the toes are only slightly lobed at their bases, but they do help the birds to walk on mud without sinking.

Huntington Beach State Park

Monday, April 26, 2010

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Santee Indian Mound

The mound is located on Lake Marion adjacent to the Santee National Wildlife Refuge and is over 3,000 years old. The abandoned ceremonial site was used as part of a British fort during the American Revolution. The elevated vantage point overlooked the Santee River and the road to Charleston.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Saturday, April 03, 2010

And the Winners are . . .

Three young Cormorants proudly standing on the podium during the awards ceremony at Huntington Beach State Park.

Friday, April 02, 2010


Kayakers in the saltwater marsh at Huntington Beach State Park

Thursday, April 01, 2010

American Oystercatchers

Yesterday's walk to the jetty at Huntington Beach State Park proved worthwhile. A pair of American Oystercatchers were playing on the rocks. Their eyes remind me of the Target store logo.