Great Blue At A Rice Field

Great Blue At A Rice Field

A Great Blue Heron on the edge of a rice field, or what was once a rice field.

Great Blue At A Rice Field
Great Blue At A Rice Field

This is now a marsh on the property of Magnolia Plantation. The fresh water is controlled by the Ashley River as it goes down stream to Charleston.

Great Blue At A Rice Field
Great Blue At A Rice Field

I believe, based on the order of the plantations along the river, Magnolia was the last Charleston plantation burned during the Union armies march north. The army turned west sparing Drayton Hall, the last plantation along the river and just 5 miles away.

This line of marshes is home to an enormous number of wildlife, like this Heron.

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I have included a gallery here in the hopes that the systems have resolved the recent display issues.

 

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