Bulls Bay Nature Festival - From the Forest to the Sea
Saturday May 16, 2015
Second Annual Community Nature Festival!
The mission of the Bulls Bay Nature Festival - From the Forest to the Sea is to increase awareness, promote engagement and foster lasting connections with our unique natural places and wildlife in the Bulls Bay community.
Get outside! Bulls Bay community agencies, organizations, businesses, and churches come together once again to bring you the 3rd annual Bulls Bay Nature Festival - From the Forest to the Sea. Festival events and activities will happen in the Francis Marion National Forest, on Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, at Camp Sewee, Hampton Plantation State Historic Site,the Sewee Visitor Center and Bishop Jerden Conference Center.
Dr. Richard Porcher joins us as Keynote Speaker
|Dr. Porcher leads a walk to find carnivorous flowers in a Carolina Bay. Credit: Kathy Greider|
Events and Activities
The festival is a day full of fun for everyone! Activities Include:
NEW! this year - Ziplining in the Francis Marion!
NEW! this year - Photography workshop at the Sewee Center
More bird walks than previous years
Butterfly and wildflower walks
Historic tours at Hampton Plantation
Kayak paddles in the wilderness salt marshes and blackwater creeks
Live red wolf, reptile,and raptor programs
Sweet grass basketry workshop
For the Kids:
Archery, fishing, salt marsh explorations, and nature art
Red wolf masks, turtle hats, fish art, animal tracks and face painting
Wildlife Art Contest and Exposition
Students from Cape Romain Environmental Education Charter School (CREECS), St. James Santee Elementary and Lincoln Middle-High School students in grades 3 - 12 will showcase their creativity and talents in a beautiful wildlife art exposition and competition. Winners will see thier work displayed in a 2015 wildlife art calendar which will be available for purchase in the Bulls Bay community. All proceeds from the sale of calendars will benefit the art programs in the schools.
Also on exhibition will be Lincoln Middle-High School 2015 Federal Junior Duck Stamp entries, conservation messages, and a collection of research posters created by Lincoln National Art Honors Society and National Junior Art Honors Society members.
Community Art Exposition
Bulls Bay local photographers, artists and craftsmen will have their beautiful artwork forms on display and for purchase. Pieces include Landscape and wildlife photographs and paintings, pottery, jewelry, silkscreen scarfs and hangings and much more.
The day will be filled with musical entertainment for your enjoyment. Artists will include Awendaw musician singer/songwriter Kathie Livingston; LIncoln-Middle-High School Steel Band Rut Leland and Friends, Wendy Fisk and Commitment, the Awendaw Community Singers.
Plan to have lunch at the Festival. Burgers, hot dogs, desserts and other tasty fare will be available throughout the day.
|Snapshots from the 2014 Festival!
|Exploring the pond life.
Credit: Jean Sullivan
Snapshots from the 2013 Festival!
|Awendaw Green||Francis Marion National Forest||The Center for Birds of Prey|
|Bishop Jerden Conference Center||Hampton Plantation State Historic Site||Town of Awendaw|
|Camp Sewee||Nature Adventures Outfitters||Town of McClellanville|
|Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge||Sewee Outpost||Friends of Coastal SC|
|Clemson Cooperative Extension||Sewee to Santee Community Development Corporation|
|Coastal Expeditions||SC Department of Natural Resources|