Welcoming the New Neighbors of 2015

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We are so pleased to welcome the group of owners who joined our island community in 2015.  Say a big hello when you run into them. Barbara Davenport and Bob Ralph sold their lot at #3 and bought 131, the Timmons house, in February. Derek and Mandy Jakes became partners in 128B when they bought Henry and
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2015: Dewees Island Year in Review (photos)

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2015 was a great year on Dewees Island.  Along with some new owners (more on that in the next post), here is the Dewees Island 2015 Year in Review: Winter: Replacement of the pilings at the main dock, a situation which also involved removing the main roofed structure, replacing the pilings, and returning the roof structure.
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Decking the Halls with a Native Plant Wreath

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Dewees Island Ferry Dock wreaths The ferry dock was sporting these gorgeous wreaths this week.  I went for a closer look, and discovered this native plant wreath, a lovely mix of Spanish Moss, Yaupon, American Holly, Eastern Red Cedar, and grapevine.  I asked Catherine, the island administrator, who was responsible, and she gave Lori the
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So much to be thankful for! Thanksgiving on Dewees

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Happy Thanksgiving from Dewees: scrabble gobble collage with game parts, courtesy the Heinz family Thanksgiving on Dewees is often the dividing line between our warm autumn and chillier winter weather.  This year, the week started with a cold front, but by Thanksgiving, temperatures were in the mid-70’s and the light was just beautiful for photography.
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It’s Bat Week! The story of a Tree Bat on Dewees

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I’ve seen bats on Dewees fairly often in early spring, and occasionally in summer. Since it’s National Bat Week (who knew?!) I thought I would share a story of a lovely encounter with a tree bat in June. I was headed to the beach for a turtle walk slightly before sunrise through the maritime forest,
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Water Missions helps with SC Flood, provides alternative to bottled water donations

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As the city of Columbia, SC wrestled with a lack of clean water during the flooding, we had many friends who organized for water to be delivered up there. One local charity with some ties to Dewees went even further, sending portable water treatment to the city so residents could produce it right there. The
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Flood Update

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Dewees was designed for this. After getting calls from friends from around the country checking on the island, we thought we’d send a flood update with some photos from both the height of the storm, and afterwards, when the waters had receded. I have yet to find someone with a working rain gauge on the
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Super Moons and King Tides

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If you don’t live in the Charleston area, you might be surprised to hear the sometimes it floods even when it’s not raining.  And this week has provided some of the highest tides in six years, due to the confluence of wind and astronomical factors.  Here’s a link to the Post and Courier article about
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Lunar Eclipse

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Sunday night there was a full lunar eclipse, most of which was visible from Dewees.  A spotty cloud cover made for periodic moments of haziness, but the real clouds held off until the last quarter of the event. beginning of the shadow crossing the moon The more the moon was covered, the harder it was
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How to use ebird to learn what birds you might see on Dewees

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Yellow Warbler It’s migration season, and there are wonderful birds passing through.  If you’ve ever wondered what you might expect to see, you can use ebird as a great resource.  In fact, you can even use it to find out when the birds you MOST want to see will be on the island. Northern Gannet
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