Sewee Shell Mound Professional Review and Guide
"A short walk through coastal woodland to ancient Native American shell mounds. The Sewee Shell Ring, about 4,000 years old and on the National Register of Historic Places, is a type of archeological site unique to the Atlantic coast from South Carolina to northern Florida. This area was devastated by Hurricane Hugo in 1989; the eye of the storm came ashore right about here. The forest suffered from an intense fire two years afterward.
What once was a stand of large oaks and mature pines is now predominately brush and scrub standing about head high. Tall, blackened trunks, the only remains of the mature trees, loom over the green of the recent growth. This landscape is stark, but not lifeless. You may see at close range an osprey perched at the top of a 60-foot tree trunk, woodpeckers reclaiming their habitat, a cluster of blue flag iris growing wild in the wetlands, or chinaback fiddler crabs numbering in the hundreds running at the edges of the shell mounds."