Untamed Lowcountry

  • Dragonflies subject of Coastal Discovery insect program

    Posted by Staff reports on April 14, 2014

    A dragonfly alights on a reed at the Sea Pines Forest Preserve.

    A presentation on the dragonflies inhabiting the lagoons of Hilton Head Island will be presented at 10:30 a.m. June 3 at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn.


  • Scientists to track tiger sharks in Port Royal Sound

    Posted by ZACH MURDOCK on April 9, 2014

    Pictured is a 800-pound tiger shark that was caught and later released in Port Royal Sound aboard the Hilton Head Island based chart boat Outcast in October.

    When the S.C. Department of Natural Resources tags tiger sharks in Port Royal Sound later this month, they also will appear on the OCEARCH map.


  • Coastal Discovery Museum to reopen butterfly enclosure

    Posted by Staff reports on April 9, 2014

    A monarch butterfly alights upon a blossom in the Karen Wertheimer Butterfly Habitat at the Coastal Discovery Museum on Monday. The screened-in enclosure on the museum grounds at Honey Horn on Hilton Head Island houses a variety of butterfly species.

    The Coastal Discovery Museum will reopen the Karen Wertheimer Butterfly Enclosure for guided tours starting 10 a.m. May 5. The tours will be held 10 a.m. Mondays and 3 p.m. Wednesdays.


  • Coastal Discovery Museum to start marine science expedition in May

    Posted by Staff reports on April 9, 2014

    The Coastal Discovery Museum has announced a new marine science expedition that will start in May. The two-hour expedition aboard research vessel SPARTINA with marine biologist Amber Kuehn will run from 10 a.m. until noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays, according to a museum news release.


  • Pinckney Island on a spring morning

    Posted on April 6, 2014

    A great egret is ruffled by another approaching male. It's nest-building time at the rookery at the Pinckney Island NWR Ibis Pond, and this male was making sure to stake out his territory.

    Roadwork on the causeway that serves as the main entrance of Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge has meant closed gates through the week for many would-be visitors. But the refuge was open for business this past weekend. Here are some photos from Managing Editor Jeff Kidd's trip there Saturday morning.


  • Untamed Lowcountry gallery: New reader-submitted photos for week of March 31

    Posted on April 5, 2014

    Hubert Jamison calls this photo "Hitchhiker," and he took it at a small pond next to his house on Lady's Island

    This week's gallery of reader-submitted photos features young alligators, an albino squirrel and several nice contributions by a visitor from across the pond. If you would like to submit photos for publication in a future Untamed Lowcountry gallery, email your jpeg image to Managing Editor Jeff Kidd at jkidd@beaufortgazette.com. You must own rights to the images you submit and agree to allow our newspapers to publish them.


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