Osprey with Flounder

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It’s that time of year when the mullet seem to run in the creeks and the tidepools, and even the birds have pretty good luck fishing. Here’s a photo from last year when I watched an Osprey fish: Headlong plummet toward the water And then the delicate balance of rising from the water after the
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Lugworm: Today’s tidepool find

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One of the things I love about living on the island is that I find something new all the time. We were on the beach today, and saw a long, tube-like pile of sand castings. Upon closer review, it looked like someone was squeezing a tube of sand toothpaste from up under the sand. Carey
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Young Raccoons

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Sometimes, it’s fun to hang out in one spot and see what you can see.  I was looking at a tree and saw the tiniest of hands along the edge; a baby raccoon was asleep in the crook of the tree. tiny paws on the trunk Every so often, a leg would move, and eventually
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Bobcat Photos taken 2 ways by Conservancy Interns

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On July 1, Nicole (one of the Dewees Island Conservancy’s summer interns) was scanning the photos taken by the wildlife trail camera out on the North End of the Island when she came across these three photos, showing a bobcat out at that end of the island: ‘ We have seen tracks and scat out
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Charleston’s Unity Bridge to Peace

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“In our broken hearts, we realize we love each other more.” Charleston Mayor Joe Reilly. I hate crowds. And bridges. And I found myself headed intentionally towards both on Sunday night, as we headed to Mount Pleasant Park for the Bridge to Peace event, because sometimes the things you think you’re afraid of just aren’t
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Endangered Least Tern Colony Under Assault by Amphibious Vehicle

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For the first time in years, on the north beach of Dewees, there is a least tern colony, which in itself is kind of big news! They have very specific habitat needs, and habitat loss is one of the key challenges for this bird. The smallest tern, Sterna antillarum, they nest in colonies in the
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Summer Activities: Use our texting system for program alerts

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Our summer schedule is well under way, with lots of great activities planned. Want to get a text to remind you of what’s going on? Or receive an alert when a turtle nest is discovered? We’re using send-hub again to send you program alerts of fun stuff going on. To enroll, text this number: 843-588-5508 with
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Using the Dewees Island calendar

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The new DeweesIslandSC.com website recently added a Google calendar showing Dewees activities, such as community BBQ and golf cart parade, and Dewees meetings, such as POA and Utility meetings.  You can also click the activities tab, above, to see what’s going on on the island. You can view the calendar by going to http://www.deweesislandsc.com/calendar/ or
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Odd Duck on Huyler House pond this weekend

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Muscovy duck at Huyler House pond There’s been an odd duck over at Huyler House pond– on my first pass past, I could only see the white head out in the water.  I was on foot, without glasses, much less binoculars, so I made a note of whatever I could see, and my first guess
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Tropical Storm Ana keeps hanging around…

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There is a storm (Tropical Storm Ana) sitting off the Carolina coast right now, and it’s actually creating some gorgeous weather conditions.  It’s also causing the ferry to sit out an occasional run, which provides island residents with either an extra hour to watch the beautiful weather from the island, or a chance to hang
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