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.

 

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Inside the Orianne Society tent, the Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake.

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The Eastern Indigo Snake…not from Africa but right here in the South!

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Eurasian Eagle Owl, a close cousin to the Great Horned Owl, presented by The Center for Birds of Prey.

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This is a Great Horned Owl.

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Riding the sea breeze in Marion Square.

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Here come the Harris Hawks from the roof of the Embassy Suites.

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Landing gear are down!

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The “prize” is in the picture…just follow the eyes.

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Framed against the old Citadel buildings at Marion Square.

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Now that’s how you talk to an owl.

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Silence in flight.

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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.

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Black vulture, not a buzzard.

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Stephen Schabel, Director of Education at the Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw.

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Not the prettiest bird out there, but one with a purpose.

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Keeping a sharp eye on the prize.

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Sometimes you just get lucky with the camera.

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Puppies…SEWE is a dog friendly event. Lots of shapes and sizes.

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Love the wooden bowls.

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The “Certified SC Grown Tent”, a good place to be!

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Tables after table of sauces, peanuts, desserts, jams and spices…all grown/made right here in South Carolina

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SC made cocktail sauce…one of my favorites.

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Camp stew ready for your next camping trip.

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Peanuts…we grow tons and tons of them.

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I liked the Blackberry Spice and Sage jam.

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My girl sampling one of the dessert makers table.

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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.

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More puppies! This one close to the Ducks Unlimited tent.

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Captain John Irwin of Fly Right charters with his weapon of choice.

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That’s a big redfish on the end of that flyline!

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A real South Carolina dog…the Boykin Spaniel.

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Brown eyes on a black lab…has “kid friendly” written all over his face.

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This guy is a SEWE regular…have a great picture of him from last year.

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Close to my bird hunter’s heart, an English Setter.

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DockDogs…a tank of a Rotty.

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A yellow lab in flight.

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German Shorthair launch.

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A GSP puppy dressed in pink.

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Great author…Mr. Jim Carmichel.

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Art auction.

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Artist Kyle Sims, featured in 2016.

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Would have loved to bring one of these home.

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Who doesn’t have something with “Killen” in the bottom right corner? That’s Mr. and Mrs. Jim Killen.

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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”.

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Artists from Georgia know bird hunting.