Eaglet Update: The First Step is a Doozy!

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Baby eagle on the ground On Friday, I watched the remaining young eagle* testing his wings in the wind. Facing into the gusts, he (and I really have no idea of gender, so I am going for the shorter pronoun) spread his wings and made tiny hops, stretching the wings wide. Click here to read
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Calendar of Events for Spring and Summer 2015

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There’s a pretty big line-up of summer activities scheduled for spring and summer: These are subject to change, but I wanted to get the general schedule out there.  Check back: we’ll try to post updates.  This does NOT include hospitality and nature programs.  Email me if you need things added or changed. Ladies Roundtable Coffee
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Eagle Nest Hatches

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Wednesday, the eagles tending the nest became a lot more active. Standing up, leaning down, moving things around in the nest; it seemed like something was going on. Since we normally hear chicks before we can see them, I headed over to Lake Timicau lane to see if we could hear anything. Sure enough, there
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Evening Waterway Safari

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Sunset The waterway to Dewees Island is rich in wildlife, even in the heart of winter. Reggie and I grabbed a long lens and headed out to see what we could see along the waterway. Wintering Oystercatchers, flocks of Dunlin and Dowitchers, Sandpipers and Ruddy Turnstones can be found along the banks, and loons fish
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Dove Snails

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Dove snails are small, with toothed aperture lips. They are abundant in shallow warm water.  Anecdotally, I think the one I find most often here is the West Indian Dovesnail.   West Indian Dove Snail Well-ribbed dove snail