Today was a Webelo Den Event at the Caw Caw Interpretive Center.
It is a Charleston County Park. It is located in Ravenel, SC. It used to be a rice plantation. The rice fields are still there but they are filled with marsh grasses now. There are 8 self guided trails, but the Den booked an interpreter to teach us about the park. We learned alot!
The road in to the park.
Pointing out the difference between a bird's nest and a grey squirrel's nest!
Birds are flat and have twigs. Grey squirrel's have more leaves and are rounded.
A little bit down the trail we learned about beavers moving into the park. They are now rare in South Carolina. The interpreter showed us a tree with beaver teeth marks in it and perhaps his hole to the underground tunnel to the new lodge he may or may not be building in the little stream.
The early Natives used it for diaper filler!
This stop was where the plantation house stood. There is still a clearing there.
Our tour was supposed to be just an hour and a half, but the boys were all so good, she added some time! It was almost two hours.
It was the perfect day to go out to the Caw Caw Interpretive Center. I am glad we went. Lon had already completed his naturalist pin, but this was worth doing.
I think we should come back again as a family and see more of the park. We could have been there all day.