Category Archives: Environment

The Naturally Kiawah Garden, a joint project with Kiawah Island Golf Resort and Kiawah Conservancy, was recently completed in Night Heron Park. The garden is designed to showcase native plants and plants that respond well to the diverse conditions of Kiawah Island’s environs.

Tuesday started off as a busy morning on Kiawah’s front beach. Amongst the hundreds of people walking the beach Tuesday morning, we also had 8 “guests” that weren’t walking per se; rather they vigorously flapped their pectoral fins and scooted down … Read More

By, Grace Cleworth, KIGR Recreation Administrative Assistant It is the question that looms over my head each year at the middle of June. What Father’s Day gift can I possibly get for a dad that’s given me way more in … Read More

  First manatee of the 2013 season has been has spotted in Charleston waters. When one thinks of manatees, an image of sea grass beds in Florida appears in the mind. However, the range of these Florida sea cows extends … Read More

These words, immortalized in Latin, are engraved upon Carl Linnaeus’ grave stone.  Linnaeus saw the complexity of the world, and succeeded in devising a system to name every living thing on Earth.  He sought to see the trees from the … Read More

With a mouth like that, one would think leatherbacks are taking down massive fish and giant squid. Would you be surprised to know that Leatherback Sea Turtles, one of the world’s largest reptiles, feed almost exclusively on jellyfish? Hundreds of … Read More

A Naturalist’s Reflection on her first 2 weeks on the Job I started my training as a Naturalist for the Kiawah Island Golf Resort by shadowing the senior guides and exploring the island on my own. In those first two … Read More

Early Sunday morning, April 14th, the Nature Center receives a phone call, “young Great Horned Owl on the ground.” Naturalists respond. The nest is located 100+ feet high in a Loblolly Pine. At least one parent is on the watch. … Read More

Spring has sprung!  It is that time of the year when you may have extraordinary nature encounters.  Species are mating, species are hatching, the level of fecundity is so high in the Spring you can see the pollen floating through … Read More

The use of native plants in a garden enhances its natural beauty while also providing food, protective cover, and nesting sites for wildlife. Over centuries, native plants have adapted to the climate, soils, and environmental conditions of an area, making … Read More