Say it with me, “See Weed.” Now, drop the “d” off of “weed” and combine “see” and “wee.” SeeWee. That is how you say SEWE. To what purpose am I teaching you new words? One, so you will know about the best event Charleston has to offer. Two, so you won’t pronounce it “soueee, soueee” as if you were calling home the pigs like a nice, out-of-towner did during his radio interview. You don’t want the locals to chuckle and say, “Bless his heart.” So, SEWE. SEWE is the acronym for the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition.

Three years ago on a chilly and sometimes rainy weekend, my husband and I had our second “date” over the course of a weekend spent at SEWE. As I have told you before, I am a lover of all things Western and Wrangler related. SEWE may be more Eastern but its about the great outdoors and that speaks to my soul. If you throw in a nice, good looking guy on top of it, well, you can see why I spent the whole weekend at this event three years ago. Now that I am hitched to that nice, good looking guy, we go back every year to enjoy it again.

As the event takes place over three days and several locations in Charleston, there is quite an array of things to see and do at SEWE. Some of the more popular are the Dock Dogs competitions held at Brittle Bank Park; Birds of Prey demonstration held at Marion Square; the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary show; and of course the outdoor and wildlife inspired art work featured at places like Charleston Place Hotel and the Frances Marion Hotel. My two favorites this year were the Bottle Cap artist Molly Bright: and Capers Cauthen’s furniture made from reclaimed wood. At prior events Frank Gee’s artwork grabbed us.

Anyway, here are some pictures from SEWE over the last couple of years.

Last year at the Dock Dogs Competition at Brittle Bank Park. My hair is brown now. Sorry no pictures of that.

He’s walking on water.

Birds of Prey demonstration in Marion Square. I think there is a bird in there somewhere.

Ah, there is a bird! This is a falcon. One of this year’s participants in the Birds of Prey demonstration.

The Busch Wildlife Sanctuary Show. That is a rattlesnake. You could hear him rattle those buttons without the microphone.

Can you tell me what that is?

How about now? That is a pelican. Who knew a pelican could be so anonymous in flight!

Then there was this guy (or maybe it was a gal). I like the coloring but I think he/she was some sort of diner of carrion. The lady holding him seems somewhat wary.

Well, that is it for me today. Happy Saturday!


About Southern Adventuress

Transplant from California now living in Charleston, South Carolina after getting married in September 2010 to a Southerner. Join me as I reinvent my house on a strict budget, navigate the streets of my city; meet the challenges of pet ownership; and delve into education after institutional learning.

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