Last year I got to spend about 3 hours at SEWE…this year my oldest daughter is attending college in Charleston, so we made a day of it, quality daddy/daughter time! Words kind of fail me when it comes to describing everything you can see during this weekend, so I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.
Inside the Orianne Society tent, the Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake.
The Eastern Indigo Snake…not from Africa but right here in the South!
Eurasian Eagle Owl, a close cousin to the Great Horned Owl, presented by The Center for Birds of Prey.
This is a Great Horned Owl.
Riding the sea breeze in Marion Square.
Here come the Harris Hawks from the roof of the Embassy Suites.
Landing gear are down!
The “prize” is in the picture…just follow the eyes.
Framed against the old Citadel buildings at Marion Square.
Now that’s how you talk to an owl.
Silence in flight.
They have spent so much time in past years trying to find falcons that have gone on their own sightseeing trips around Charleston that they decided to keep them on a leash this year.
Black vulture, not a buzzard.
Stephen Schabel, Director of Education at the Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw.
Not the prettiest bird out there, but one with a purpose.
Keeping a sharp eye on the prize.
Sometimes you just get lucky with the camera.
Puppies…SEWE is a dog friendly event. Lots of shapes and sizes.
Love the wooden bowls.
The “Certified SC Grown Tent”, a good place to be!
Tables after table of sauces, peanuts, desserts, jams and spices…all grown/made right here in South Carolina
SC made cocktail sauce…one of my favorites.
Camp stew ready for your next camping trip.
Peanuts…we grow tons and tons of them.
I liked the Blackberry Spice and Sage jam.
My girl sampling one of the dessert makers table.
And if you don’t know how to make it when you come, don’t leave without looking at the cooking demonstration schedule. Today it was crab cakes.
More puppies! This one close to the Ducks Unlimited tent.
Captain John Irwin of Fly Right charters with his weapon of choice.
That’s a big redfish on the end of that flyline!
A real South Carolina dog…the Boykin Spaniel.
Brown eyes on a black lab…has “kid friendly” written all over his face.
This guy is a SEWE regular…have a great picture of him from last year.
Close to my bird hunter’s heart, an English Setter.
DockDogs…a tank of a Rotty.
A yellow lab in flight.
German Shorthair launch.
A GSP puppy dressed in pink.
Great author…Mr. Jim Carmichel.
Artist Kyle Sims, featured in 2016.
Would have loved to bring one of these home.
Who doesn’t have something with “Killen” in the bottom right corner? That’s Mr. and Mrs. Jim Killen.
One of our resident local artists and a good friend, Mr. Paul Puckett. Be sure to ask him about the “Year of the Everglades Special”.
Artists from Georgia know bird hunting.