Category Archives: Environment

Red Knot

  While walking on Kiawah’s beach, 9 year old Olivia Davidson, her mom and grandmother came across the remains of a shorebird. Upon closer inspection, they could see that the bird was banded. They brought the bird into the Heron … Read More

Hibernation vs Brumation On Kiawah we can feel spring is in the air; however, much of the northern United States is still feeling the full force of winter.  We humans have the benefit of staying inside a warm building or … Read More

Love Birds

February is the month filled with pink hearts, stories of love, and lots of chocolate. It’s a time to celebrate your relationships and show others how special they are. The animal kingdom has a unique way of showing that affection. … Read More

Spring Bird Watching on Kiawah

  As winter wanes, birds around the globe begin to undertake one of the most spectacular feats in the natural world: the annual spring migration. This is the time to experience stunning spring bird watching here on Kiawah. Whether you choose to … Read More

Bird Feeding 101

Winter can be a tough time for wildlife. Colder temperatures and less availability of food makes every day a challenge, and Bird Feeding 101 is your guide to helping the wildlife around you.  Many animals have adapted to the cold … Read More

  Here comes Thanksgiving and with Thanksgiving comes Grandma’s superb casseroles, your mother’s famous red velvet cake, and of course, turkey. The once threatened wild turkey is now plentiful throughout the United States due to extensive conservation efforts and now … Read More

  As Town Biologist Aaron Given puts it, ‘the first of a wave of buttery goodness’ has arrived on Kiawah. This week, Town biologists banded the first two Yellow-rumped Warblers (Setophaga coronata) of the season. Yellow-rumped Warblers are one of … Read More

Expeditions with Patrick McMillan Comes to Kiawah for Naturally Kiawah Garden Grand Opening Saturday, October 26th at 4pm. Back in April we announced the “Naturally Kiawah Garden” project, a garden with the focus of enhancing the knowledge of plants native … Read More

The Kiawah River is always a special place with an abundance of life, but the fall season is something magical – Kiawah Island Dolphins. The temperatures are starting to cool off and our summer crowds are starting to fade. The … Read More

Coyotes are grayish-brown often with reddish tinges.  Weighing 20-40 pounds, they resemble a medium-sized dog. They are omnivorous and will eat a variety of food items, including deer, rabbits, rodents, insects, berries, and acorns. Although it is considered rare to … Read More