Bulls Island (S.C.) Stop 2 - Sandy Soil Trees, Red Bellied Woodpecker, Great Blue Heron, And Wild Turkey - Episode 4


Sandy soils – At this stop, we see Southern Magnolia trees, which help keep the sandy ground stable. With this one magnolia tree, Rudy and Jim find holes left behind by beetles, and woodpeckers which feed on these beetles. A Red-Bellied woodpecker, which probably caused some of the holes in the Magnolia tree, can be seen.

In another dead tree nearby, Rudy and Jim come across a Great Blue Heron nest. Other trees populating the area are Cabbage Palmetto trees, Red Bay plants, American Holly, and two male wild turkeys strolling close by. 

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