McAlhany Nature Preserve

McAlhany Nature Preserve

Overview

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McAlhany Nature Preserve

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Background

McAlhany Nature Preserve is a beautiful 367 acre property on the Edisto River near St. George, SC. For a relatively small piece of land it includes an incredibly diverse array of habitats, featuring a nine-acre oxbow lake and 1.5 miles of frontage on the Edisto River. Some other notable features include: a mixed Mesophytic hardwood bluff (great for spring wildflowers); a beech, magnolia and spruce pine hammock – a possibly unique plant association; upland oak-hickory forest; bottomland hardwoods forest (including many acres along Cattle Creek); freshwater marsh; a low water limestone outcrop; and of course the cabin and picnic area near the lake.

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