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15 May

Meet Our Summer 2024 Interns!

Summer has finally arrived at Bald Head Island, and so have the BHI Conservancy summer interns! Let’s get to know the friendly faces that will be protecting sea turtles, researching wildlife, guiding you on nature tours and so much more this summer:   Larah Gonzalez Larah is from Edinburg, Texas. A fun fact about her […]

Morgan Greene
May 15, 2024
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15 May

An Introduction to BHIC’s Wildlife Hotline

By Joel Davies, Conservation Technician Summer is upon us, which means the island will be teeming with more and more active wildlife for visitors and residents to see! However, with the increase in activity also comes the likelihood of encountering wild animals that are injured, sickly, generally unwell, or even deceased. If you are ever […]

Morgan Greene
May 15, 2024
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15 May

Reflecting on the Third Annual Johnston Coastal Sustainability Symposium

By Chris Shank, Executive Director On April 9, we hosted our 3rd Annual Johnston Coastal Sustainability Symposium.  The Symposium was easily the best so far, with sold-out crowds at both the morning session at BHA’s Generator Society Hall and the dinner conversation at the BHI Club with author David Gessner. This year’s theme was BHI […]

Morgan Greene
May 15, 2024
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15 May

Sponsor Spotlight: Atlantic Realty Professionals

Atlantic Realty Professionals has helped islanders buy and sell their homes for more than 20 years. Owned by David Berne, son of Generator Society members Bill and Billie Jean Berne, David has been a part of the fabric of Bald Head Island since the mid-1970s. Along with fellow society members Thad and Lee Wester, the […]

Morgan Greene
May 15, 2024
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15 Apr

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Sea Turtle Nesting Season!

By Karlee Szympruch, Sea Turtle Technician It’s that time of year! The weather is warmer, the days are longer and Bald Head Island is flourishing with life. As stewards of BHI, we welcome all island visitors with open arms, but one local needs a warmer welcome than most: our resident loggerhead sea turtles. These majestic […]

Morgan Greene
April 15, 2024
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15 Apr

BHIC Summer Programming

By Jennifer Wiggen, Senior Educator Summer is almost here! We are excited to discover and learn with you and your families through our conservation-based program experiences. Whether it be through an Island Nature Tour, Kayaking, or one of our many hands-on classroom programs, we have something for everyone at BHI Conservancy.  Our programs...

Morgan Greene
April 15, 2024
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15 Apr

Sounds of Spring: Common Frog Calls on BHI

By Allison Polinski, Coastal Scientist As the weather warms up, male frogs and toads have started calling to find their mates. There are 31 species of frogs and toads in North Carolina, and many of these species can be heard on BHI. Bald Head Island Conservancy participates in both CASP (Calling Amphibian Survey Program) and […]

Morgan Greene
April 15, 2024
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15 Mar

Graduate Student Fellowships in Coastal Sustainability and Barrier Island Science Awarded by Bald Head Island Conservancy

By Beth Darrow, Chief Scientist The Bald Head Island Conservancy is pleased to announce the awarding of Graduate Student Fellowships for the 2024-25 academic year to Brittany Morse in Coastal Sustainability and James Puentes in Barrier Island Science.  Brittany Morse of the University of North Carolina Wilmington is the second awardee of the...

Morgan Greene
March 15, 2024
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15 Mar

BHI Earth Day Pollinator Event

By Jennifer Wiggen, Senior Educator This April, the Bald Head Island Conservancy and Bald Head Association are hosting our inaugural Earth Day event! Our theme this year is Pollinators, and we can’t wait to celebrate with you.  Please join us April 5 at Marina Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a native plant […]

Morgan Greene
March 15, 2024
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15 Mar

Get to Know Diamondback Terrapins

By Heather Bariso, Coastal Educator The Diamondback Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) is a species of Special Concern in North Carolina. They get their name from the diamond shaped swirls on their shells. Each scute, or shell scale, has a unique pattern of whorls that makes each turtle different. Skin color and pattern varies between turtles as...

Morgan Greene
March 15, 2024
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