Students learn identification skills, ecological concepts, and natural history of the plants, animals, and ecosystems encountered. Students will see how this knowledge can be applied to manage for wildlife and to ensure that human impacts on our Earth are sustainable. Through the established connections, participants will develop the skills necessary to become lifelong students of nature and environmental volunteers in their community.
Join us for an investigation into the exciting natural history of dragonflies and damselflies! These majestic creatures grace our waters on the wing throughout the summer in South Carolina, where we boast over a hundred species that come in all shapes, sizes, and incredible colors.
To a crowd of nearly 400 people, we will be auctioning off just about anything anyone could ever want! There are beautiful works of art; jewelry; guided birding and wildlife-watching trips; hunting and fishing excursions, both in South Carolina and other amazing places; guided river and kayak tours; hunting and fishing equipment; and much more. Event will include live & silent auctions, prize drawings & games, wild game feast, open bar, and much more!
Calling all amateur photographers! The SCWF is sponsoring their 14th Annual Wildlife Photography Contest. Send us your best pictures capturing the beauty of South Carolina’s nature – in your own backyard or our backyard – that being South Carolina’s natural landscapes and creatures.
The Women’s Outdoor Retreat is a weekend event designed for women to experience nature and outdoor recreation with like-minded ladies in a non-competitive environment. Nature walks, kayaking, fishing, outdoor cooking, and photography are just a few of the nearly 30 classes from which to choose. Click photo to left for more event information!
Join SCWF and other conservation partners for this FREE event to learn all there is to know about hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities! More information coming soon...
This trip will investigate the Audubon Center & Sanctuary at Silver Bluff with Instructor, Steve Patterson. We will begin at the Visitor's Center and the nearby trails. This area includes varied habitat and longleaf pine/wiregrass stand that could contain Bachman's Sparrows while we're there. After lunch, we will explore the ponds managed for the endangered Wood Storks.
Join us as we bird South Carolina’s Blue Ridge with Instructor, Tim Lee. This time of year, we could see a variety of migratory birds as well as resident birds and maybe a few winter residents, such as kinglets and Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, that have not departed. We will spend part of our time birding at Sassafras Mountain, South Carolina's highest point, were we may see Common Raven and Dark-eyed Juncos. We will also hit other area hotspots in the southern Appalachian Foothills.
SCWF is making preliminary plans to take groups of birders to Costa Rica for birding adventures with Palmetto Pro Birder instructor Drew Lanham. Drew will be making a "scouting trip" in February 2017.
All are welcomed to this introductory class which will focus on the basics of bird identification by sight & by sound, common birds at feeders and along the trail, how to use & buy binoculars, how & why to log your sightings using E-bird, how to create habitat for birds in your own backyard and community, and much more.
Join us on a January bird jaunt as we explore Samworth WMA and Huntington Beach State Park. We'll focus on winter birds -- waterfowl, sparrows, blackbirds. and turn our attention to conservation of the PeeDee Region.
Plan to join us for a day of learning about refuge wildlife as you help conserve and protect valuable natural resources. Anticipated projects include raking around red-cockaded woodpecker trees to exclude them from prescribed burns, maintaining trails, installing trail signs, and building information kiosks.
at Congaree National Park