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Returning to Dewees after Dorian with Gratitude

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We are back on the island, and working our way back to normal.  The kids are back in school.  Evacuating isn’t my favorite part of living on an island. For my longwinded tips and thoughts on evacuation, click here. (I decided to write it all out so maybe, if there’s a next time, I’ll remember […]

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Webcams on Dewees Island for Hurricane Dorian and Current Weather Conditions

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Webcam pointed at Dewees Island Impoundment Facing Southwest Webcam pointed at Dewees Island Chapel Pond Facing Northwest Webcam pointed at Birdfeeder Cam Facing Southeast Typically this is focused on birdfeeders with hummingbirds, painted buntings and many other birds.For now, removed the big feeders. The camera is pointed at the Dewees Impoundment https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD4PhsoI-9ccRidVznUc3GQ Current Weather Conditions […]

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Prepping for storms

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At the moment, all eyes are on hurricane Dorian. I get asked a lot of questions about hurricanes, and normally when we’re prepping to leave or hunker down, everything is so frantic that I don’t have a chance to write about things. As the track moves a little north, this post may be abbreviated.  We’re […]

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An Evening at Big Bend Dock

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An evening at Big Bend Dock I walk across the long, narrow dock toward what can only be considered an island edge, the intermediary zone between civilization and creation. I sit down on the dock’s wooden bench and take a deep breath. I am on the boundary between here and elsewhere. Peering ahead, I feel […]

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August Summer Programs

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We are winding down the last few weeks of summer, but there’s still great stuff to do.  You can print an entire list of August summer programs here.  You can also download the Dewees App, which will have all of these programs in it.  If you want to use the app through a desktop OR […]

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Video of Nesting and Hatching turtles in record setting year!

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The state of South Carolina is experiencing a record breaking sea turtle nesting season, as every beach sets new high records of nests on their beaches. The season started early, with the first loggerhead nest laid in April, and here on Dewees we got our first nest on May 3, found by Carey Sullivan and […]

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July Program Schedule for Dewees Island

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We’ve got a lot going on this summer!  It’s easy to register for programs (none of them cost anything) but it helps the environmental staff plan if you sign up in advance.  July is somehow here already, and we’re headed into the biggest week on the island.  Here is the July Program Schedule. Download the […]

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June Program Schedule

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We have a lot of fun things on the June program schedule: You can use the app to register (new version for IOS; android or laptop go here and bookmark) for these and see what’s happening soon: or you can download or print your own version here.   Our official kickoff is tomorrow morning~ please join […]

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Loon Rescue Video

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This week, we had one of my favorite bird rescues ever: because it was so successful and the bird even seemed grateful! Casey Jenkins, one of our hospitality interns was walking the beach with me to look for turtle tracks, and we found a loon far above the waterline.  The bird seemed alert and not […]

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Welcome Summer Interns of 2019

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Summer Interns Arrive Our official summer season kicks off with summer interns arriving on island.  We have five this year, and began training and orientation this week.  We have three different positions all working together.  Our new position is that of a coyote intern.  He will be doing programs and gathering information about coyotes on […]