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South Carolina’s Francis Beidler Forest is a spectacular setting for photographing many species of wildlife. In this video, Doug Gardner talks with the Sanctuary manager, Norman Brunswig, who describes the natural appeal. Audubon and the Nature Conservancy manage the preserve. Privately funded, the Francis Beidler Forest consists of 1700 acres of swamp, ponds, and vegetation including ancient cypress trees. You will learn that there are six to seven nesting songbirds per acre. A bird photography paradise. There are barred owls, exotic birds, frogs, otters, and a variety of snakes. Get out your camera and travel to the Francis Beidler Forest for an unforgettable photographic experience.


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