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Beach Plants

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I set a “research and learn” goal for myself of learning the names of all the plants on Dewees between the front beach and the wax myrtle by September.  Here are two that I don’t know the names of: If you know the names, please let me know.  If you’re name is Lori, how about […]

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Anyone know why ghost crabs collect garbage?

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Whether its natural or man-made, ghost crabs like to collect garbage and put it near their holes on the beach.  If you know why, please let the rest of us know. Check out these ghost crab pictures from July 22 on the South end of Dewees’s front beach.

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Tropical Taste drink stand back in action

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Drink stand entrepreneurs Jesse, Nicky and Xanny, were open for business at the Dewees dock on Monday afternoon.  They were selling ice cold drinks and candy. Customers Kate, Ted and Emily pass the green to Nicki while Zainy plucks the products from the icy cooler.  Meanwhile, Jesse encouraged Fionna to come out of the plough […]

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Turtle Nesting Pictures

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Loggerhead Turtle Nesting on Dewees Island, SC Below is a portion of the July 14 update from the Dewees Naturalist about the loggerhead turtles: Hello All, More good news! We have had 3 nests laid in the past 3 days which brings us up to a grand total of 14! 2 were laid just last […]

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How to use Google Calendar for Turtle Team and Everything

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One of my first posts was about the Dewees Turtle Team Google Calendar. Some people said, “cool, but I need step by step instructions about how to use Google Calendar.” Here you go: an introduction to Google Calendar by Google. If you want to see the Turtle Team calendar showing who’s walking, who’s on call, […]

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How To Subscribe To A Blog

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Some Deweesians have said, “I love your blog, but don’t know how to subscribe.” Here’s a great little backgrounder on how to subscribe and other information about blogs: http://studenttravel.about.com/od/studenttravelblogfeeds/Subscribing_to_a_Blog_How_to_Subscribe_to_a_Blog_Read_Blog_Feeds.htm I use Bloglines.com as my blog aggregator.  But there are lots of options.  Just Google “blog aggregator.” One word of caution: When you first get a […]

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Weather Information for Dewees

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Someone asked me about my favorite weather websites for Dewees.  Here goes: General Weather Information Wunderground Hourly Information, including Wind Direction Wunderground Hourly Tide Prediction WWW Tide and Current Predictor Great Surfing and Wind Information from the Isle of Palms (next to Dewees) Run by a sailing friend of mine; used by all the local […]

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Backgrounder on Neighborhood WiFi Access

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For a third-party backgrounder on neighborhood WiFi systems, check out… http://www.bbwexchange.com/neighborhood/ One caution: the projections about these systems always seem more positive than the reality based on what I’ve read.  Still they offer benefits. I’m still a fan of trying the FON.com solution that I blogged about earlier today.