American Kestrel

November 24, 2023

This week for Flora and Fauna Friday we have our smallest raptor, the American Kestrel (Falco sparverius). The American Kestrel is the most petite of...

White Beggarticks

November 17, 2023

This week for Flora and Fauna Friday, we have a vigorous sub-tropical wildflower with late season staying power, White Beggarticks (Bidens alba). White Beggarticks is...

2023 Auction & Oyster Roast Recap

November 17, 2023

Our 2023 Oyster Roast was a rousing success! Thank you to everyone who made it out to support EIOLT, to Calvert Huffines and all our...

The Flora and Fauna Archive

November 16, 2023

Howdy everyone! This is Tom Austin, your quasi-resident Island ecologist and the Land Protection Specialist for the Edisto Island Open Land Trust. As some of...

Gulf Fritillary

November 10, 2023

This week for Flora and Fauna Friday we have an orange tropical tourist, the Gulf Fritillary (Dione vanillae). A cinnamon-orange sheet glides upon a flower...

Climbing Aster

November 3, 2023

This week for Flora and Fauna Friday we have a wildflower with a mild identity crisis, Climbing Aster (Ampelaster carolinianus). Climbing Aster is an aster...


October 27, 2023

This week for Flora and Fauna Friday is everyone’s favorite group of scaly, maraca-wielding sausages: the Rattlesnakes of genera Crotalus and Sistrurus. Here in the...

Live Auction Items

October 23, 2023

Item 1: Oyster Roast For 30 with Burnie This item will be auctioned live only for attendees of the Oyster Roast on the evening of...

2023 Auction Item Preview is Live!

October 20, 2023

The moment you all have been waiting for... Our Online Auction Items are now available for preview only! The Online Auction will open for bidding next Friday, October 27th at...

Gulf Croton

October 20, 2023

This week for Flora and Fauna Friday it’s the silvery seashore Gulf Croton (Croton punctatus). Gulf Croton is a small, spreading, perennial shrub growing up...

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