More Than A Three Hour Tour

While we pride ourselves in planning events, we think that the Bull Island Safari with The Center for Birds of Prey and Coastal Expeditions was one of the most unique ones yet. A catered meal for 80 people on an uninhabited barrier island off the coast of Carolina with raptors flying overhead… yes we did it! It was truly a team effort from everyone involved that raised almost $3,000 for the Center.

As with all outdoor events, one of the ever-looming factors is the weather. And this time even Mother Nature cooperated, giving us clear skies and plenty of sunshine. On the boat rides to and from the Island, all types of wildlife were spotted in the meandering creeks of Cape Romain. Guests then toured the Island “Safari-Style” in vehicles with naturalist Chris Crolley translating along the way with the support of Stephen Schabel and Monty Wallace from the Center for Birds of Prey.

The hungry guests gathered for lunch, courtesy of Rusty. His “Trunk Chicken,” as we call it, and smoked turkey were a hit with everyone; the fresh air nicely complimented Rusty and Lisa’s home-cooked goodness. The Center’s educational staff flew members of their team of Avian Ambassadors, demonstrating the natural behaviors of the birds in what can only be described as one of the most pristine wildernesses in the United States.

At the end of the day we left the island better than we had found it, a little bit cleaner, and more likely to be protected by all those who experienced the majesty of her nature that day.


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