Field Trip to Medway Plantation Saturday June 8

Here is a chance to visit a privately owned, seldom seen plantation which has been deemed an important bird refuge my Audubon South Carolina.  Originally a rice plantation, today this property is being managed for wildlife and timber.  Conservation easements have been put in place to preserve its integrity for future generations.  The plantation house (which will not be on tour) is the oldest extant house in South Carolina built in the Dutch tradition.  We will take a tour guided by Medway’s Manager of 30+ years, Robert Hortman.  Robert is a master story teller and incredible naturalist.  You will not want to miss this unusual opportunity.
Bring your lunch and we will enjoy some quiet moments in one of the most beautiful spots in the Lowcountry.I have attached a link below,  to more information and pictures.
From Charleston
Take I26  towards Columbia
Exit I26 at Ashley Phosphate and Highway 52 exit.
STAY ON HWY  52,  Do not get off on Ashley Phosphate Road
Stay on 52 through Goose Creek.  As you leave Goose Creek you will come to a traffic light at the corner of Hwy 52 and Montague Plantation Road.

Go one more block on Hwy 52 and turn right.  There will be a large equipment, industrial area on the right, the back side of Alcoa is on the left.  THIS is Medway Road.    Follow this road to the end of the pavement – past some subdivisions – across a bridge and on to the gate.  We will meet at the gate at 9:00 am.

Bring your lunch, bug spray and binoculars/cameras.  No Pets