Savannah River Site (S.C.)

Along the banks of the Savannah River, natural inhabitants have been challenged by industry, which is altering their environment. Rudy and Jim explore a variety of habitats that have been set aside and studied by the Savannah River Ecology Lab. Despite the intrusion of man, nature’s resilience allows a variety of plants and animals to thrive through out the Savannah River Site.

 

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Savannah River Site (S.C.) Stop 1 - Pine Forest
Savannah River Site (S.C.) Stop 1 - Pine Forest

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In this episode of NatureScene, Rudy and Jim visit the Savannah River Site, located along the southwestern border of South Carolina. The area is 200,000 acres of protected land. When one thinks of the...
Savannah River Site (S.C.) Stop 2 - The Bluff
Savannah River Site (S.C.) Stop 2 - The Bluff

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This bluff is one of 30 areas set aside from the University of Georgia’s Savannah River Ecology laboratory. This area is vastly different from the tall pine community Rudy and Jim visited previously...
Savannah River Site (S.C.) Stop 5 - Rainbow Bay
Savannah River Site (S.C.) Stop 5 - Rainbow Bay

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This area is known as a “dry wetland” Here, Button bush, and Red maple trees thrive here. Under a nearby wooden board, Rudy and Jim find a Mole salamander, and a Ring-Neck snake. And in a nearby tree...