The Black River

Nestled amid South Carolina’s coastal plain, the Black River is home to some of the richest wildlife in the country.

Botany Hike at Swampside Tract

Cypress Preserve 16368 County Line Road, Andrews, SC, United States

Guided by Maureen Mulligan, local botanist, join us for a spring flora hike focusing on wildflowers.   Participants will hike a portion of the preserve and visit some of the diverse ecosystems it has to offer, examining the plants we find along the way.  Fresh water swamps and upland forests await those who want to explore […]

Birding at Peninsula Tract

Peninsula 91 Hammock Rd., Andrews, SC, United States

Guided by BRCP staff, participants will spend the morning walking along the Black River and around the hardwood swamps looking at birds, butterflies, and anything else that we can find.  Be prepared to walk between 3 and 5 miles. Participants should bring binoculars, a refillable water bottle, snacks, and a camera if desired.  Wear good, […]

Biking at the Swampside Tract

Cypress Preserve 16368 County Line Road, Andrews, SC, United States

April 6, 2024, 10:00 - 12:30, limited to 15 participants, free of charge Using single speed bicycles and a guide supplied by BRCP,  participants will bike the preserve and visit some of the diverse ecosystems it has to offer!  Fresh water swamps and upland forests await those who want to explore by bicycle.  This 2.5 […]

Wednesday Wandering @ Peninsula

Peninsula 91 Hammock Rd., Andrews, SC, United States

Guided by a BRCP employee, participants will be hiking on the newest trail system at the preserve, The Peninsula Tract off of Hammock Road.  Guests will visit this beautiful hardwood swamp along the Black River, exploring by foot.  This 2 hour event will cover 2 to 3 miles of either crushed limestone or grassy trails.  […]

Birding at the Swampside Tract

Cypress Preserve 16368 County Line Road, Andrews, SC, United States

April 13, 2024     7:30 - 10:30, limited to 20, free of charge Participants will spend the morning walking through the long leaf pine savanna and along the hardwood swamps that make up more than half of the preserve looking at birds, butterflies, and anything else that we can find.  Be prepared to walk between […]