Under Her Wing

By Jim Garvey | Photos by Mark Albertin

With this issue of Augusta magazine Where the Road Takes Us heads to Plum Branch, S.C., where Lori Barba rehabilitates songbirds at her Ascending Bird Sanctuary.

The idea is simple: two down-to-earth guys hitting the road to explore some remote Southern locations in Georgia and South Carolina. Videographer Mark Albertin and narrator Jim Garvey, the tour guides, are regenerating lore, fascination and public interest in the South through the storytelling of small-town locals. 

Where the Road Takes Us includes a YouTube video and a written feature in the magazine. Come along for the ride and experience the hidden South coming to life through history, personalities and an occasional pint of Appalachian firewater. It’s all about following the dirt road to the next destination; Ascending Bird Sanctuary.

For the full print story, pick up a copy of our April 2024 issue of Augusta magazine on stands.

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