How to see "Keeping the May River Wild"

On November 4th, naturalist and film-maker Greg Smith showed his documentary, Keeping the May River Wild in the Beaufort Branch as part of the BDC @ The Branches program series. It is a quiet film that captures the sights and sounds of the May River, including its plethora of wildlife and plant life.

SC ETV says "This program presents striking photography combined with a collection of the sounds of nature as well as interviews with people who understand the river, its residents and the challenges they face from rapid area development."

You can check out the Keeping the May River Wild DVD from any of our branch libraries. This allows you to view it at your leisure or you can watch it on the Southern Lens series on SC ETV's SCChannel on December 13th at 8 p. m.

Here's a list of library materials about coastal ecology in case you want to delve a little deeper.

While you're checking out our library materials on ecology and nature, why not stroll upstairs to the BDC for an additional (free) treat? The Beaufort Photography Club has "All Creatures Great and Small" on display in the 2nd floor gallery (just outside the new BDC Research Room) that includes some wonderful images of local wildlife and flora. (The show, while not exclusively consisting of images taken in our area, has more than enough "local environmental history" related images to "fit" Connections.) The show will run through the end of December.

About the Author

Grace Cordial has been responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Beaufort District Collection at the Beaufort County Library since 1999.  The Beaufort District Collection exists to acquire, preserve, maintain and make accessible a research collection of permanent value which records the history, culture, and environment of our part of the South Carolina lowcountry.  Besides the research room, Cordial manages the “Virtual BDC:” the BDC web pages, the Online Obituary Index, two digital collections, a new BDC.BCL Facebook page, and the Connections blog.  
 
Among her duties is to coordinate or present programs about local history, Gullah culture, and our coastal environment, including occasional instructional sessions about how to perform historical and/or genealogical research.