Beaufort residents can go every weekend to the same parts of Hunting Island State Park, and still there would be something new to see. Birds, deer, turtles and racoons made for an interesting walk along a familiar nature trail, as well as lots of photos that remind us of the parks’ charms.
There are vacationing dolphins and local dolphins swimming through the waters surrounding Hilton Head Island. Like human tourists, vacationing dolphins behave differently, hang out in different areas, and aren’t well-known around these parts.
The Town of Hilton Head Island and those who work to protect nesting sea turtles are turning their attention toward the use of flashlights on the beach, which can send hatchlings in the wrong direction. Speaking for all the flashlighters, I’d like to say, we simply didn’t think.
Bluffton’s Eddy Hoyle was alone when she was stung by a swarm of fire ants — and learned she was lethally allergic to them. You don’t know you have an allergy until you’re stung, and sometimes the first sting won’t show any symptoms.
Deer swim more than a mile across the Cooper River to Daufuskie Island, but it’s another day at the office for Chris Shoemaker. The Bluffton waterman is so steeped in the Lowcountry, he may have gills. But his father who also made his living on the water is more concerned about the marvels of nature we no longer see.
Each summer, swallow-tailed kites converge upon the fields and pastures of Allendale, S.C., putting on an acrobatic flying show each morning as they snare insects buzzing just above the grass. Their antics attract birdwatchers and wildlife photographers from around the Southeast.
Swallow-tailed kites are graceful, fork-tailed birds that put on astounding aerial displays each summer over farm fields and pastures near Allendale, S.C. They are less common than their familiar cousins, the Mississippi kites, and devilishly difficult to photograph.
Each summer, swallow-tailed kites converge upon the fields and pastures of Allendale, S.C., putting on an acrobatic flying show each morning as they snare insects buzzing just above the grass. Their antics attract birdwatchers and wildlife photographers from around the Southeast, but capturing them on camera can be difficult, as Don Wuori of the Carolina's Nature Photographers Association explains.
Hilton Head Island resident Ron Linden and friends were in prime position on Palmetto Dunes beach on July 25, 2016, to video a loggerhead turtle struggling, and finally succeeding, to make its way into the Atlantic.