Birds and Birding

Dewees Island of International Significance to Shorebirds

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International Recognition Here on Dewees Island, we are working to preserve and maintain habitat for nesting, feeding, and resting shorebirds, and our efforts have gained us inclusion in the Cape Romain region site of hemispheric significance with WHSRN.  (Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network). It is a site of international significance because the entire region hosts […]

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Internet Access – Solutions Available Today

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We get a lot of questions about Internet access on the island: and what we are using at our house, whether it’s bundled with land lines, DSL or satellite, etc. Improving Internet speed has been identified as a priority at our annual meeting. There is a group of volunteers working on Internet solutions, and one […]

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Super Blue Moon: Dewees Loves a Celebration

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We love a chance to celebrate around here. January 31 was a full moon, the second in January, which makes it a blue moon. And a supermoon, when it’s closer to the earth than usual, bringing big tides. And a lunar eclipse, which unfortunately happened for us just after moonset, though we were able to see […]

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Summer Internships on Dewees

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Apply now for summer internships on Dewees! Our community is immeasurably enriched by the energy and scholarship of young interns who spend the summer on Dewees in several programs.  Here is a full description of some of our intern programs. Our interns live on the island in a two-bedroom apartment, and depending on their job, […]

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SNOW Day on DEWEES!

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Snow in the South is wonderful. It has a kind of magic and mystery that it has nowhere else. And the reason for this is that it comes to people of the South not as a grim, unyielding tenant of Winter’s keep, but as a strange and wild visitor from the secret North.* ~Thomas Wolfe It’s a rare thing, […]

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Arts Council and Kids Holiday Concert a Success (Video)

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If you missed the kids holiday concert on the island, here’s a quick video to give you to get a taste. On December 16, Huyler House was the site of some joyous merriment as some young island residents and friends delighted us with a holiday concert.  Meaghan Bonds, an Ashley Hall senior who lives on […]

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Living with Coyotes

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Dewees Island, like other communities, has been wrestling with the new habitation of coyotes on our island.  We are still learning what it means to coexist with coyotes on the island as this incredibly adaptable predator colonizes our coastal island.  We first noticed the presence of coyotes in late summer 2016, and by early summer […]

Arts Council Exhibits

Art Show Saturday features both Charlie Evergreen Ceramics and Encore for “Coastal Colors” Exhibit

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Saturday night’s ceramics exhibit will share the gallery space with our outgoing exhibit.  The beginning of the month brought local artists Janie Ball and Elizabeth Middour to the gallery in the Huyler House.  Both plein air painters, Janie and Elizabeth did some painting on the island, and took scores of photographs to provide us with […]

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Keep your eye out for migrating warblers

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MIGRATION what thoughts ramble in the redstart’s brain as the day draws closed as dusk descends? is it wormy fuel to lay on fat? a steady southbound wind perhaps it’s the flicker of unseen light the lure of tropical terrain is it the flight plan hard-wired– instinct etched in by design not likely to change? […]

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Isle of Palms Farmers Market

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For the first time ever, Isle of Palms has their very own farmers market, located at the county park on Thursday’s from 4-7 through the end of October. Since I started reading about this (and hearing about the variety of vendors!) I couldn’t wait to check out the IOP farmers market. This past Thursday, after […]