Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Myrtle Beach State Park, Myrtle Beach, SC

by Donna L. Watkins

This park is home to one of South Carolina’s last stands of easily accessible, oceanfront maritime forest. The nature center's programming offers visitors the chance to learn more about dolphins, sea turtles and the abundant bird and plant life within the park. There are saltwater aquariums, live reptiles and interactive natural history displays.  For some reason it wasn't open when we visited.

© 2011 Donna L. Watkins - Swampy Pond
Myrtle Beach State Park, SC
An outdoor wildlife habitat complete with bird feeder, bird houses, butterfly garden, bird baths and nature sculpture is available for viewing even when the nature center is not open. We spent some time there enjoying the many birds that visited.

Since it was a cloudy day and the area was well covered with trees, I didn't get many photos that I kept of the feathered visitors. Of course, there was a cute squirrel to entertain us also.

We took the Sculptured Oak Trail to experience what the woodlands of the Grand Strand used to look like. We walked through a forest of oaks, wax myrtles, hollies, poplars, and magnolias. This forest provides homes for a great diversity of birds, reptiles and amphibians.

We walked out to the pond overlook to see if we could spot any alligators. Being a cloudy day, I guess they didn't get anywhere near shore since they couldn't sunbathe. All in all, we didn't find as much wildlife activity here as at Huntington Beach State Park, which was filled with it. View Myrtle Beach State Park photo album.

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