“Buffelo, or wild Beef . . . Bear . . . Elk . . . Wolf . . . Tyger . . . [and] Beaver” were among the wildlife recorded by naturalist John Lawson during a visit to Carolina in 1700. Although many of these animals are no longer found in South Carolina, we still have an abundance of fascinating wildlife.
Come to Historic Price House this Saturday, May 5 as it opens for the season with a special First Saturday program devoted to “Backcountry Wildlife, Past & Present.” Dennis Chastain of South Carolina Wildlife magazine will share stories of his encounters with bears, panthers, wild hogs, and other animals. Kids’ activities, presented in part by the Spartanburg Soil and Water Conservation District, will include an animal bone guessing game, a food webbing game, and hikes along the site’s nature trail to look for signs of wildlife.
Guided tours of Price House will also be available.
Admission is $6.00 for adults, $4.00 for ages 5-17, and free for ages 4 and under.