The South Carolina Wildlife Federation Announces Forks, Knives, & Spoonbills: A Conservation Dinner at The Willcox in Aiken

The South Carolina Wildlife Federation (SCWF) kicks off the 2022 season of their popular Forks, Knives, and Spoonbills Conservation Dinner series in Aiken at The Willcox (100 Colleton Ave SW) on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, from 6pm-8pm.

This intimate event features a five-course dinner with paired wines. Executive Chef Matt Sayer has created a special menu inspired by six imperiled bird species. Guests will learn details about each bird, their habitats, and the conservation efforts needed to help them thrive from SCWF’s Habitat Education Manager and renowned pro birder, Jay Keck, as each course is served in the historic Library Room at The Willcox. With its book-lined shelves, fireplace, and British country house feel, guests will enjoy a unique experience in a beautiful setting.

The menu and the species inspiring each course includes:

1st course: Red-headed Woodpecker
Black bean crisp, cotija cheese, spicy red pepper and tomato relish, micros

2nd course: Baltimore Oriole
Roasted heirloom carrot salad, cumin, coriander, orange citrus dressing, black sesame seeds, microgreens

3rd course: Bobolink
Poached Halibut, black quinoa pilaf, cauliflower bagna cauda

4th course: Eastern Towhee
Steak, poached white asparagus, black trumpet mushroom, jus

5th course: Scarlet Tanager
Black cocoa cake, strawberries, strawberry puree, strawberry cream

Roseate Spoonbill
Red and white wines

Event tickets are $120 and can be purchased by visiting: Vegan and vegetarian options available. Funds raised will support SCWF’s conservation and education programs.

This event is sponsored by Security Federal Bank.

About the South Carolina Wildlife Federation:
One of the 52 state & territory affiliates of the National Wildlife Federation, the South Carolina Wildlife Federation (SCWF) was founded in 1931. As the oldest conservation organization in the state, SCWF promotes science-based wildlife conservation policies and provides high quality education programs for all ages. SCWF’s mission is to conserve and restore South Carolina’s wildlife and wildlife habitat through education and advocacy. For more information, visit their website at:

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