The Coastal Discovery Museum will offer two nature-related programs on Wednesdays in February -- one about the form and function of bird beaks and another about the wonders of the ACE Basin.
“Beaks for all Occasions” is set for 3 p.m. Feb. 5 in the Sea Island Room at the museum at 70 Honey Horn Drive on Hilton Head Island. The program will look at the diversity in form and function of bird beaks and include photographs of American birds, with a strong emphasis on birds of the Lowcountry, according to a news release. The talk will conclude with audience participation in a fun game about beaks. Robert Rummel, a professional nature photographer, will present the program. Robert’s images are regularly published, have won awards and national and international competitions, and are sold as fine-art prints, according to the release. The program is $7 per person, and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767, extension 223, or going online to the museum's calendar of events. “ACE Basin, one of the Last Great Places” is planned for 3 p.m. Feb. 19, also in the Sea Island Room. The ACE Basin is one of the largest undeveloped estuaries along the Atlantic Coast. The 350,000 acres area is renowned for its extensive natural beauty and commitment to preserve marshes, wetlands, hardwood forests, and riverine systems and the various fauna that occupy the area. Al Segars of the S.C. Department of Natural Resources will share provide a history of ACE Basin preservation, describe where it is and explain how you can visit. This program also is $7 per person. Reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767, extension 223.