Pollinator Week 2024: What’s a pollinator?

June 17, 2024

This year for Pollinator Week (6/17 – 6/23) we’re doing a 7-part series about native pollinators on Edisto Island! First things first, what’s a pollinator?...

Powdery Alligator-Flag

June 14, 2024

This week for Flora and Fauna Friday we’re on the lookout for a rare, coastal plain endemic, backwater wildflower, Powdery Alligator-Flag (Thalia dealbata). Powdery Alligator-Flag...

Chicken Turtle

June 7, 2024

This week for Flora and Fauna Friday it’s a long-necked, fowl-flavored, slow-moving slough citizen of the Southeast, the Chicken Turtle (Deirochelys reticularia). The Chicken Turtle...

St. Augustine Grass

May 31, 2024

This week for Flora and Fauna Friday it’s a tough, lush, turf-grass that’s a possibly native to the Sea Islands, St. Augustine Grass (Stenotaphrum secundatum)....

Whimbrel

May 24, 2024

This week for Flora and Fauna Friday it’s our darling bird on Deveaux Bank, the Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus). Whimbrels are a cosmopolitan species, meaning they...

Invasive Species of the South Carolina Lowcountry

May 17, 2024

This week for Flora and Fauna Friday, it’s a departure from the norm to talk more generally about an ecological concept, and to highlight some...

Hooded Warbler

May 10, 2024

This week for Flora and Fauna Friday it’s the balaclava’d bard of the bottomland, the Hooded Warbler (Setophaga citrina). Amidst the droning drill of cicadas...

Carolina Clover

May 3, 2024

This week for Flora and Fauna Friday, we’re on the lookout for our local Clover, Carolina Clover (Trifolium carolinianum). Carolina Clover is native to the...

Yucca Giant-Skipper

April 26, 2024

This week for Flora and Fauna Friday it’s the homecoming for an odd and ephemeral butterfly, the Yucca Giant-Skipper (Megathymus yuccae). The Yucca Giant-Skipper is...

Devilwood

April 19, 2024

This week for Flora and Fauna Friday we have an uncommon member of the maritime forest understory, Wild Olive, or Devilwood (Catrema americana). Wild Olive...

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