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14 Nov

Field Guide: Southern Crabapple, North Carolina’s Native Apple Tree

by Desiree Bridge, Assistant Retail Manager, Turtle Central The southern crabapple (Malus angustifolia) is known by many names including narrowleaf crabapple and wild crab.  This species of crabapple is found in the Southern and Eastern United States and grows best in low elevations preferring mild winters. Southern crabapple is considered a...

Morgan Hooks | BHIC Environmental Content Creator
November 14, 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...

Bald Head Island Conservancy
October 16, 2022
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Field Guide: Sharks of the Bald Head Island Shore

by Jake Kelly, Development/Marketing Intern | Illustrations by Sophia Wagner, Conservation Intern We had a fin-tactic Shark Week in July with shark-themed exhibits and specimens in Fleming Environmental Education Center, dogfish dissection programs, and Shark Trivia on our social media. We also introduced our supporters to a few of...

Bald Head Island Conservancy
August 17, 2022
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Field Guide: A Chorus of Calls

by Sophia Wagner, Conservation Intern Last month the Conservancy’s conservation team took part in North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission’s Calling Amphibian Survey Program. BHIC’s previous conservation intern and budding herpetologist, Kylie Hackett, got the organization involved with this citizen science project in Fall of 2021. Frogs...

Bald Head Island Conservancy
July 22, 2022
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Field Guide: Flutterbys from the Front Porch

by Morgan Hooks, Environmental Content Creator In North Carolina, there are an estimated 2,000 to 2,500 species of moth, soaring over the 174 observed species of butterfly in the state, according to North Carolina Parks. Of these, 99 are classified as species of concern by the North Carolina Heritage Program; primarily those in the mountains,...

Bald Head Island Conservancy
July 15, 2022
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