Posted by JEFF KIDD on September 18, 2014
The Hilton Head Island Audubon Society will offer "Birding 101: An Introduction to Birding" from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on four consecutive Saturday mornings at The Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, starting Oct. 11 and concluding Nov. 1. The series is available to both members and non-members and is designed to help beginners learn to identify local birds.
Kathy Greider of the Audubon Society provided this description of what is planned:
Because Hilton Head Island has such great birding opportunities, many of our new residents start to "watch the birds" quite by accident. There are birds everywhere, in backyards many of which include lagoons, wet lands and shore lines on the ocean and the bay. We have heard from some of our new members that they were cautious about attending a meeting or a field trip because they thought, "I just don't know enough to participate in an event. I might say something wrong or someone will laugh at me." Let us assure you -- we love to help people learn more about birds and nature.
Posted on September 15, 2014
Joe Maffo, owner of Critter Management, brought an alligator with no visible signs of elliptical pupils in either eye to The Island Packet and Beaufort Gazette's Bluffton office on Sept. 5, 2014. Maffo estimated the 7-foot-long, female alligator was about 20 years old. Maffo didn't know how long the alligator was without eyesight, but said he didn't feel as bad about putting down an alligator that could no longer see.
Posted by DAN BURLEY on September 14, 2014
Several exhibits planned for a Hilton Head Island museum would serve as an introduction to Lowcountry ecology for many out-of-town visitors, according to executive director Rex Garniewicz.
Posted by DAVID LAUDERDALE on September 11, 2014
A national "State of the Birds" report this week has a strong message for the Lowcountry: Land conservation works.
Posted on September 12, 2014
This week's gallery includes manatees, a spectacular hawk photo and a squirrel practicing for Halloween. If you have photos you'd like to appear in an upcoming Untamed Lowcountry gallery of reader-submitted photos, email your jpeg images to Managing Editor Jeff Kidd at email@example.com. You must own rights to the images you submit and agree to allow us to publish them.