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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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16 Sep

“Party with a Purpose” Fundraises on Behalf of the Conservancy

by Melissa Blackmon, Chief Development Officer Two Bald Head Island Conservancy board members recently hosted a fundraiser for the Conservancy, which they dubbed ‘Ready to have a Turtley Awesome Time?.’  Katie Chatas and Kim Blackwell hosted a dual birthday party asking for donations in lieu of gifts to support our mission. “Kim and I met...

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September 16, 2022
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14 Sep

BHIC Alum of the Month: August

Our BHIC Alum of the Month, T. Reid Nelson, was an intern on our Sea Turtle Team throughout the summer of 2008. He has a BS in Marine Biology from Auburn University, and an MS in Fisheries & Allied Aquaculture and PhD in Marine Sciences from University of South Alabama. Nelson is now an Assistant […]

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September 14, 2022
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Annual Silent Auction Offers Once-in-a-Lifetime Experiences

by Melissa Blackmon, Chief Development Officer The Bald Head Island Conservancy had another successful July 4th Auction and Raffle.  We are always thankful to our supporters who donate items to the event and donors who have fun outbidding each other.  This annual tradition is a fantastic way to support our mission as We Discover,...

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August 16, 2022
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Federal Grant Brings Continuous Water Quality Monitoring to Bald Head Island 

by Beth Darrow, Chief Scientist In July 2022, the Conservancy installed a new high-powered water quality sonde at the mouth of Bald Head Creek as part of a 3-year US Coastal Research Program grant. Chief Scientist Beth Darrow is a principal investigator on this project led by Natalie Nelson from the Biological & Agricultural Engineering...

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August 16, 2022
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Notes from the Classroom: Employees for the Day

by Jennifer Wiggen, Senior Educator Jack and Paxton King got to spend the day with the education team to see what it would be like to work at the Conservancy! Their day started off in Fleming Environmental Education Center where they helped with the reptile care of two of our ambassador animals, Thor and Hulk, […]

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August 16, 2022
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Notes from the Classroom: Discover a New World After Dark

by Jake Kelly, Development & Marketing Intern When the sun sets on Bald Head Island, there is a new world to discover. Larger eyes & lenses, ear adaptations, smell, chemical receptors and echolocation all dominate the night. During the Bald Head Island Conservancy’s Bald Head After Dark Program, participants have the opportunity to...

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July 16, 2022
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Note from the Executive Director: Our Board Members, Our Unsung Heroes

by Dr. Chris Shank, Executive Director It has been a great summer so far for the Conservancy. Our redesigned Fleming Education Center has entertained and educated more than 5000 visitors since opening Memorial Day weekend, day camps are filled with kids who are exploring and learning about the island’s ecosystem, we just began a new water...

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July 15, 2022
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Notes from the Field: Summer Surveys

by Lauren Schaale, Coastal Scientist In the summer, the Conservancy’s conservation team conducts nighttime summer spotlight surveys for both White-tailed Deer and American Alligators. These surveys are important for monitoring the island’s wildlife populations. For our deer surveys, the Conservation team goes out about 30 minutes...

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July 15, 2022
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