Category Archives: Environment

In February of this year, we shared a story of a special encounter that our recreation staff had with a female bobcat at Night Heron Park.  Now, we have learned that our Bobcat (Bobcat 700), has given birth.  Her den, … Read More

At approximately 1 pm on Tuesday, March 26th, the Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s Nature Center received a call from a concerned guest about an adult and juvenile Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin that appeared to be stranded in a tide pool approximately … Read More

As any birder can tell you, early morning birding can be tough. Getting up to spot birds seems ridiculous at that hour, until you see your first bird and then it all comes into perspective. That February morning was no exception … Read More

Similar to a dog barking at a stranger at your door, birds alert one another when there is a threat in their neighborhood. On February 5th, as our recreation staff was finishing a meeting in Night Heron Park, we were … Read More

Recently, Kiawah Island Naturalists have been busy helping Aaron Given, Assistant Town Biologist, with his winter marsh sparrow banding research. Throughout the winter months Aaron selects a few days centered around a daytime high tide that is at least 5.8 … Read More

There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm. ~ Willa Cather….. (This blog post is by Kathy Murphy, Ph.D, who will be headlining Kiawah’s “Your Possible Life” retreat February 8-10 in The Sanctuary.) Twenty three … Read More

When thinking about birds, Charles Darwin, John J. Audubon, and Roger Tory Peterson may be the first people to come to mind. Though an unfamiliar name, Jonathan Alderfer, should most definitely be part of this iconic list. A birding consultant … Read More

  “Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you’d have preferred to talk.” ~Doug Larson As the summer comes to a close and temperatures begin to fall, an increasing number of Northern Mockingbirds (Mimus polyglottos) … Read More

 Kiawah Naturalists were fortunate to get some amazing video of a mother alligator as she assists her hatchlings.

One of the best parts of being a naturalist is that moment when we first spot a dolphin swimming towards our tour in the Kiawah River. Whether it is during a kayaking or motorboat excursion, our Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins steal … Read More