Sandy Island (S.C.) Stop 4 - The Ecotone


Rudy and Jim visit an ecotone, which is a line between two different habitats: one more dry, and one moister. Here we see a fetterbush, the inkberry or gallberry, which is another species of holly, and the sundew, a carnivorous plant. In the lower areas we see pondcypress trees and persimmons. One persimmon tree in particular has had its ends snipped off due to the work of Twig-girdler beetles.