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22 Jan

Recapping Our 2023 Fall Intern Symposium

By Morgan Greene, Marketing Associate During the fall, Bald Head Island Conservancy hosts a team of interns who partake in Conservancy research and education efforts. The interns, typically recent college graduates, also conduct research projects of their own that often contribute to ongoing Conservancy projects and broaden our understanding of...

Morgan Greene
January 22, 2024
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10 Nov

Who’s Who at the Pollinator Garden

By Allison Polinski, Coastal Scientist The beautiful Pollinator Garden at Marina Park has become a favorite spot on the island for many residents, visitors, and pollinators! Thanks to the Bald Head Association, Garden Club, and the Village, it is easy to observe a variety of pollinators here, such as butterflies, moths, and bees. Some visitors...

Carrie Barnette
November 10, 2023
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10 Nov

Intern Project Spotlight: The Fall Moths of Bald Head Island

By Carson Loudermelt, Conservation Intern (Fall 2023) North Carolina is home to a great number of moths, about 2,000 to 2,500 species! Bald Head Island is no exception: we have a ton of these fluttering beauties throughout the island, no matter what season or time of day. Moths play a vital role in our ecosystems […]

Carrie Barnette
November 10, 2023
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10 Nov

Sneak Peek into Our Oyster Restoration Project

Charlene Trippeda, Conservation Intern (Fall 2023) This fall I decided to take on the oyster restoration project that BHIC has been conducting for the past few years. I teamed up with Jonathan, another conservation intern, and we decided to add RTK GPS mapping to the project. Our project consists of two parts: looking to see […]

Carrie Barnette
November 10, 2023
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16 Oct

Save Those Shells! Seafood Trash Becomes Oyster Reef Treasure

Beth Darrow, Chief Scientist Though unassuming in appearance, oysters are nature’s unsung heroes. They offer both important ecological and economic benefits. Oysters have helped human societies survive and thrive for many centuries. The Eastern Oyster, Crassostrea virginica, is a bivalve mollusc that is native to the East Coast of Canada and...

Carrie Barnette
October 16, 2023
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17 May

Citizen Science: Conservancy Continues CASP Summer Frog Call Surveys

by Tim Chisholm Frogs and toads are essential components of the ecosystem that exploit the abundance of invertebrates in our environment while at the same time serving as sustenance for other animals. Scientists have discovered frog and toad populations have been undergoing population declines worldwide because of habitat loss, ultraviolet...

Bald Head Island Conservancy
May 17, 2023
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16 Mar

Notes From the Field: The Motus Tower Turns One

Happy Birthday, Motus Tower! One year ago on March 15th, we installed our Motus Tower on our campus. Motus, or Latin for “movement,” is the name given to the Motus Wildlife Tracking System, an international collaborative research network. The tower, standing at 36 feet tall with three antennae, is a collaboration with UNCW’s Danner...

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March 16, 2023
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16 Oct

First-Ever BioBlitz Invites Community Scientists to Discover Butterflies and Biodiversity

From September 23rd-25th, the Bald Head Island Conservancy hosted its first ever Pollinator Party, a weekend dedicated to some of the smallest, but most important members of our Bald Head Island communities. Guests enjoyed pollinator-themed exhibits in Fleming Environmental Education Center throughout the event, viewing close-ups of butterfly...

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October 16, 2022
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28 Feb

Using Radio Telemetry to Monitor Deer Population on Bald Head Island

Radio Telemetry is a very versatile method that is used with many different species ranging from small to large in size. BHI Conservancy uses it to keep track of the deer on Bald Head Island. The Village of BHI and the Conservancy have used immunocontraception to manage the White Tailed Deer population since 2015.  When […]

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February 28, 2022
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