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14 Nov

BHIC Alum of the Month: October

Our BHIC Alum of the Month, Will Freund, was an intern on our conservation team throughout the summer of 2018. He has a BS in Biology from the College of Charleston. Freund is now an education consultant for the Redford Center’s environmental justice program: Redford Center Stories. Freund shared with our team what he has been up […]

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November 14, 2022
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14 Nov

2022 Summary: A Record Sea Turtle Nesting Season

For a fourth consecutive year, the Sea Turtle nesting season on Bald Head Island (BHI) was tremendously successful. The Bald Head Island Conservancy’s (BHIC) Sea Turtle Protection Team (STPT) patrolled the beaches of BHI in summer 2022 for 151 days/nights (22 dawn, 58 partial nights and 71 full nights) and observed 148 nests, with the […]

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November 14, 2022
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14 Nov

Local Islander Gives Back to Sea Turtles Through Art

Local islander and artist Jack Klippel is giving back to the Conservancy this Fall with an artistic fundraiser, just in time for the holiday season. Over the next month, Jack will be selling hand carved wooden sea turtles to benefit the Conservancy. Jack, owner of Marshdog Folk Art, says he is donating proceeds back to the Conservancy to […]

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November 14, 2022
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11 Nov

Notes From the Field: Assessing Restored Oyster Reefs in Bald Head Creek

Oysters are a keystone species in many saltwater coastal communities. Although many think of them as a menu item, oysters serve as water purifiers, with a single oyster filtering around 50 gallons of a water in a single day! Oyster reefs provide a habitat for many smaller animals such as crabs and worms. They also provide a...

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November 11, 2022
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16 Oct

Sponsor Spotlight: Bald Head Island Limited

Looking ahead, 2023 will mark the 40th anniversary of the Mitchell Family’s purchase of the island in 1983, and the formation of its development company, Bald Head Island Limited. From the beginning, Bald Head Island Limited made a commitment to developing the island responsibly and sustainably. They abandoned the previous...

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October 16, 2022
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16 Oct

Field Guide: Salsify, the Vegetable Some Believe to Taste Like Oysters

by Desiree Bridge, Turtle Central Assistant Manager Salsify (Tragopogon porrifolius) goes by many names including the oyster plant, vegetable oyster, and Jerusalem star. A  common biennial wildflower in the Asteraceae family which include dandelions, Salsify is native to southeast Europe and north Africa, coming to North America during...

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October 16, 2022
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16 Oct

BHIC Alum of the Month: September

Our BHIC Alum of the Month, Juliana Ofalt, was an intern on our conservation team throughout the summer of 2019 and our deer team throughout the winter of 2020. She has a BS in Environmental Biology (and a minor in Applied Statistics) from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Ofalt is now the Assistant Wild Turkey...

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October 16, 2022
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14 Oct

Operation Healing Forces Visits the Conservancy for Caregiver Retreat

by Jenny Marty, Marketing Associate The Bald Head Island Conservancy recently hosted Operation Healing Forces for an Island Nature Tour, as a way to give back to another non-profit organization. Operation Healing Forces works with families of America’s Special Operations Forces (SOF) to serve the needs of active-duty and recent veteran Special...

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October 14, 2022
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16 Sep

First Ever BHIC Pollinator Party & Butterfly BioBlitz

by Jennifer Wiggen, Senior Educator Join us for the first-ever BHIC Butterfly BioBlitz! Become a community scientist and help us track the butterflies of Bald Head Island.  There is no experience necessary! All you need to do is download the iNaturalist app and if you see a butterfly, take pictures and upload them to the […]

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September 16, 2022
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16 Sep

October Means Oysters on Bald Head Island!

by Dr. Beth Darrow, Chief Scientist Join the BHI Conservancy October 10 – 16 for North Carolina Oyster Week as we “shellebrate” the ecology, history, culture, and economy of oysters on Bald Head Island! Mid-October marks the beginning of wild oyster harvest season, and we look forward to enjoying wild oysters in oyster roasts, holiday...

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September 16, 2022
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