Missing the Low Country during the days of the pandemic

Our Fine Feathered Friends

Photo by Bryan Stevens • A Black-bellied Whistling Duck (foreground) and a Fulvous Whistling Duck (background) share space within an aviary at Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina.

In the face of Covid-19, I’ve had to forego my usual spring trip to coastal South Carolina for 2020. I usually head to Fripp Island or Pawleys Island.

When my destination is Pawleys Island, I always make sure to schedule plenty of time for visiting Huntington Beach State Park, Brookgreen Gardens and even my brother and sister-in-law.

These two aforementioned attractions, Brookgreen and the state park, actually share mutual history.

In particular, I have found my previous visits to Brookgreen Gardens particularly fascinating. Brookgreen Gardens is a sculpture garden and wildlife preserve, located just south of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina.

The thousands of acres in Brookgreen’s Lowcountry History and Wildlife Preserve offer a rewarding opportunity to admire native plants and animals of the…

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