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4-H Tidelands Nature Center: Exhibit Area

Outdoor Exhibit

Our outdoor exhibit area and annex building features a 1,300 saltwater fish tank, manatee model, right whale calf sculpture, outdoor gopher tortoise habitat, a maritime forest nature trail, and birding area. In-season, frequent sightings of painted buntings attract novice and hard-core birders to our Tidelands feeders!

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Saltwater Fish Exhibit

Our Saltwater Fish Exhibit features a 1,300 gallon saltwater tank with various fish species.
Additional exhibits highlight:

* fish & shark skeletons

* Shark anatomy display

* identification of sharks found near Jekyll

*...and fish-y computer fun.


Tidelands Backyard Birding Area
One of Jekyll's birding hot spots. In summer painted buntings frequent our feeders and flycatchers, chickadees, and many songbirds

can be found nesting nearby. Herons, egrets, osprey and ducks (in winter) visit our salt pond as well.
Be sure to stop inside Tidelands to view our indoor birding corner to identify coastal Georgia birds.

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Maritime Forest Trail
Explore Jekyll's native flora, with a short walk down our maritime forest loop trail. Trail map-guides are located at the trailhead to help identify the plants, trees, found along the forest trail.

Tidelands Trail Guide

Gopher Tortoise Habitat
In summertime, take a look in our backyard and say hello to "Mr Jekyll," or "Sandy," our resident gopher tortoises. The gopher tortoise is Georgia's State Reptile! Look for Mr. Jekyll and Sandy grazing in the sun or napping in their burrows.