The Seabrook Island Natural History Group (SINHG) wound up its 2017 explorations this month with a Progressive Dinner in Charleston and a visit to the Yawkey Wildlife Center.
The Progressive Dinner, always a favorite of the year’s schedule, saw thirty SINHG members meet for eggnog and cider at the Kings Courtyard, followed by a carriage ride to downtown’s Circa 1886 restaurant for a three-course meal. Then it was on by carriage to the John Rutledge House for desserts and hot beverages to end a delicious evening in America’s favorite city.
Later in the month, fourteen members took a five-hour guided tour of the Yawkey Wildlife Center, beginning with a ferry trip from SCDOT’s landing in Georgetown to the two islands comprising the center’s 31 square miles of marsh, wetlands, maritime forest and beach. The Yawkey Center was the gift of former Boston Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey, who bequeathed the land to South Carolina along with a ten-million-dollar trust for its maintenance.
The Yawkey trip was the last of the 2017 season for SINGH. The 2018 trips begin in February for SINHG members. Trip listings, membership forms and instructions are available for download at sinhg.org, with an approaching signup deadline of December 29th.
-Submitted by Frank Stare, on behalf of SINHG