Naturalist

The beauty of the Georgia Low Country is grand and compelling, revealing endless surprises to those who know where and how to look. Ford naturalist guides are on site to provide private and group explorations of the Plantation's richly diverse ecosystems.

Sensitive land use, protected habitat, and a teeming population of shrimp in Lake Clara assure a seasonal parade of rare migratory birds and frequent sightings of indigenous wildlife. A particular favorite with children, the Wildlife Interpretative Center at the Oyster House has an observation deck, turtle pens, and an owl barn for injured birds of prey.

Off-site excursions to the barrier islands and Okefenokee Swamp are available to interested members.