Webb Wildlife Center Professional Review and Guide
"Half a day's walk in lush wetlands along the mighty Savannah River, with majestic cypresses and abundant wildflowers. Webb Wildlife Center comprises 5,866 acres of wilderness. All the roads here are unpaved, but well maintained. The land is almost evenly divided between pine and hardwood forest, with wetter areas along the Savannah River floodplain, through which the trail passes. Bluff Lake, where the trail begins, was once part of the riverbed, but it was cut off from the Savannah River by shifts in the channel.
It is surrounded by a baldcypress–tupelo swamp forest. Fragrant water lilies float tranquilly on its surface. On the trail, lizard’s tail plants form miniature forests (nearly covering the trail in one place). Other wildflowers present include trumpet creepers, water willows, aquatic milkweeds, and bull nettles. Apart from cypresses and elms, a variety of water-loving oaks are present. Birds in the area include egrets, great blue herons, barred owls, wood ducks, Acadian flycatchers, and yellow-throated warblers. Red-cockaded woodpeckers nest in pines on either side of the entrance road. White-tailed deer prance and big tortoises lumber through the area. Although this is a hunting preserve, fox squirrels are afforded special protection."