“It’s a new tour every Saturday and you never know what you are going to get.”
The Sandtown Woods Trail Area will be one of the main stops during the tour. It was once the site of a bald eagle release program undertaken by the George Miksch Sutton Avian Research Center and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to restore eagle populations to the southeastern states. Today, the descendants of those Sandtown Bottom eagles commonly nest on the refuge and along the shores of nearby rivers and in other parts of the state.
While the organizers encourage all ages to participate, keep in mind that the tour is two hours in the bus.
“So if you know your little one might not handle it well, you might want to bring some quiet toys,” Ford said. “You never know when someone will connect with nature, so we don’t want to rule anyone out.”
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