Category Archives: Environment

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

Here are the top 10 reasons why kids love Kiawah vacations: 1.      The events are fun for everyone!! From toddlers to teens there are endless activities for children of all ages. You can sing songs and swim at … Read More

On April 17, 2012 a Leatherback Sea Turtle, measuring 5’11” from flipper to flipper, crawled up onto our beach to lay her eggs. Every year, 100 to 250 Loggerhead Sea Turtle nests are laid on Kiawah, but a Leatherback nesting was … Read More

Snake Sense

The way a snake is aware of us, other animals, and the environment in general is vastly and intriguingly different than the way in which we humans sense our world. Some senses mammals rely greatly on, such as eyesight, are … Read More

After a long wait, the excitement of Kiawah’s Leatherback Sea Turtle nest has come to an end.  For the past several weeks, the Nature Center was in quite a buzz with this being only the second Leatherback nest on Kiawah in … Read More

As if the freshly roasted oysters, Lowcountry mac & cheese, sweet Southern corn bread and steaks fresh off the wood fired grill at the Mingo Point Oyster Roasts are not enough, evenings at our Oyster Roasts also provide some of … Read More