Captured this heron far from the boardwalk at Audubon Center at Beidler Forest, South Carolina.
Iris is a genus of 260–300 species of flowering plants with showy flowers. It takes its name from the Greek word for a rainbow, which is also the name for the Greek goddess of the rainbow, Iris. Here is a beauty at Swan Lake Iris Gardens, Sumter, South Carolina.
Close-up of a Whooper Swan at Swan Lake Iris Gardens, Sumpter, South Carolina. A distinctive feature is that its black bill has a large triangular patch of yellow on it.
A swan and turtles coexist at Swan Lake Iris Gardens, Sumter, South Carolina
Is this swan resting or preening at Swan Lake Iris Gardens, Sumter, South Carolina?
A Black Swan creating circular ripples at Swan Lake Iris Gardens, Sumter, South Carolina
Swan Lake Iris Gardens located in Sumter, South Carolina are home to all eight species of swans. The lake is dotted with colorful islands, wildlife is abundant. Here are images displaying the serenity of the lake.
A Great Egret eyeing a bench at Swan Lake Iris Gardens, Sumter, South Carolina
Will be posting images from a recent camera club field trip to Swan Lake Iris Gardens, Sumter, South Carolina. It is currently the only public park in the United States to have all eight species of swans—including Royal White Mutes, Black Necks, Coscorobas, Whoopers, Black Australians, Whistlers, Bewicks, and Trumpeters.
An impressive wing sculpture at the park ……
We end our series on images from Isle of Palms, Mt. Pleasant and Sullivan’s Island areas of South Carolina with a view of the Ravenel Bridge across the ocean
A sail boat on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina matches the colors of the blue sky and ocean
A fully loaded container ship travels to the Charleston harbor to supply goods to South Carolina
Someone has expressed their love for the Charleston skyline by painting a heart on a rock at Fort Moultrie, Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina
Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, seen from Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, connects Charleston with Mount Pleasant across the Cooper River.
Fort Moultrie is a series of fortifications on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, built to protect the city of Charleston. The first fort, formerly named Fort Sullivan, built of palmetto logs, inspired the flag and nickname of South Carolina, as “The Palmetto State.”
A view of Ravenel Bridge in Charleston over the marsh from Shem Creek boardwalk in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
A striking roof on a large home adds color to the marsh at Shem Creek, South Carolina
Fiddler crabs thrive in marsh habitats where the substrate is stable enough to allow for the construction of burrows. They are common at Shem Creek and along the South Carolina coast.
A water channel runs through the marsh around Shem Creek, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
Featuring 2,200 feet of boardwalk from Coleman Boulevard to near the mouth of the creek at Charleston Harbor; Shem Creek Park in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina offers 250 feet of floating dock space, plus a commercial fishing dock. It helps that they left the light on during the day!