Posted by Staff reports on March 16, 2014
Author Phillip Hoose will entertain guests with stories and songs about the life of red knot birds, which he chronicles in his book, Moonbird, during a benefit for the S.C. Wildlife Federation at 6 p.m. May 17 at the Penn Center on St. Helena Island.
During their migration each year from the southern tip of Argentina to the Canadian arctic, red knots stop along the Lowcountry coast and feast upon the eggs of horseshoe crabs during their annual spawn. One of these birds, which sports an orange band inscribed B-95, has earned the nickname "Moonbird" after flying more than 325,000 miles in its life during his long life of more than 20 years, according to a S.C. Wildlife Federation news release.
Hoose will tell about efforts to save the birds, whose populations are in decline.
Posted by JEFF KIDD on March 10, 2014
So what if we lost an hour of sleep to daylight saving time this past weekend? Spring-like weather was incentive enough to rise early and check out the Lowcountry outdoors.
Posted on March 10, 2014
The change to daylight saving time might have meant an hour less sleep, but it also means spring draws nigh. With temperatures rising, the weekend was a great time to tour the outdoors in northern Beaufort County. Here are some shots during a trip to Hunting Island State Park.
Posted by ZACH MURDOCK on March 8, 2014
A local scientist and area fishermen agree that sea turtles still need protection, despite a lawsuit by commercial fishermen in North Carolina aimed at loosening federal endangered-species safeguards for the animals.
Posted by JEFF KIDD on March 4, 2014
Donnelley WMA sports a diversity of terrain, lots of migratory birds and enough gators to stock half the Everglades.