The Georgetown Lighthouse, also known as the North Island Lighthouse, is the oldest operating lighthouse in South Carolina. Orginally built in 1811, it was restored in 1867 after sustaining damage during the Civil War.
Trees shade a path at the Tom Yawkey Wildlife Center.
The hedge nettle Stachys carolinana, one of the rarest plants in the world, thrives here.
FEED ME, SEYMOUR: These carnivorous pitcher plants, locally abundant on Cat Island, await their next meal of unsuspecting insects.
Bald eagles are just a few of the many birds found at the center.
Pine trees stand tall.
Stunning flora and fauna are around every bend at the Tom Yawkey Wildlife Center.
“If you go spend time—appreciable, measureable time—outside, it ignites a little spark in you. And once you light that fire, good things will happen for you.”—Jim Lee
The Belle Isle Plantation Rice Chimney was built around 1830 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. If you look closely, you can see still see the brickmaker’s fingerprints from when the bricks were removed from the mold.
A few of the many species of birds at the center flock together
...and take a solo swim
Many alligators also call Tom Yawkey Wildlife Center home.
Some of the most common wildlife at the center: (Clockwise from left to right) - American alligator, Alligator mississippiensis; Wood stork, Mycteria americana; Bald eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus; Live Oak, Quercus virginiana.