Santee National Wildlife Refuge, Summerton, South Carolina

Jim says:

Yesterday my friend Bob took me to the Santee National Wildlife Refuge. Its 15,000 acres lies within the Atlantic Coastal Plain. It has four management units that stretch over 18 miles along the northern side of Lake Marion.

The Santee Indians were part of the Mississippian culture that lived in this area for thousands of years. The Indian Mound, because of its elevation, served as a minor British fort during the American revolution War. In 1781, the Americans defeated the British garrison here.

The Santee National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center Welcome Mat.
We had to climb up a metal spiral staircase to see inside a replica of an Osprey nest.
I’ve seen a number of Indian Mounds in my travels, but never one this large. I was really surprised they used it to build a viewing platform upon.

Here’s the official government website link…

Here’s a Wikipedia informational link…

While we not there long, I managed to see this beautiful hawk riding the air currents.

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2010
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