Ford’s Naturalist is an expert in the plantation’s diverse eco-system and dedicated to its preservation. A mix of sensitive land use, protected habitat and a teeming population of shrimp in Lake Clara attract migratory birds in season. Ford’s Naturalist can tailor excursions throughout the year, and answer any questions regarding resident wildlife. On an average day, you’ll see bald eagles, ospreys, egrets and great blue herons. Deer, otters, foxes and alligators are our neighbors.
A particular favorite with children, the Wildlife Interpretive Center at the Oyster House boasts an observation deck, turtle pens, baby alligators and an owl barn for injured birds of prey. Ford’s Naturalist will not only offer you a guided tour, but show you what to look for. It’s amazing what you find when you know where to look.