In this episode of NatureScene, Rudy and Jim visit Santee National Wildlife Refuge, located in the upper coastal plain, near Santee, South Carolina. During the springtime, warmer temperatures bring animal and plant life together.
Lake Marion is a great location for bass fishing, and this area was also known for the Santee Native American Indians, and for Fort Watson, a British fort during the American Revolution.
Here at their first stop, we see Indian Strawberry flowers, Shepherd’s Purse, Chickweed, Dewberry, and Hensbit. The trees which dominate the area are Sweetgum trees.