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21 Mar

BHI Maritime Forest Guide

The maritime forest is a distinguishing feature of Bald Head Island. It is important to protect this ecosystem so it can continue to thrive. We are involved in multiple forest health programs to help keep the maritime forest vibrant and intact. There is so much to see in the forest. Below are some of our […]

Jenny Marty | Bald Head Island Conservancy
March 21, 2023
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17 Mar

Written in the Sand – 40 Years of Stories: The Story of David Berne

This month’s story written in the sand takes us back to the beginning, when the Generator Society first made the faithful journey across the river to start their lives on Bald Head Island in the 1970s. Among the nineteen brave families were the Bernes. David, their son, is a first-generation Islander, long-time Conservancy supporter and...

Bald Head Island Conservancy
March 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...

Bald Head Island Conservancy
March 16, 2023
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16 Mar

Notes From the Classroom: Springing Into Outreach

March welcomed new guests to the island and kicked off of a spring full of outreach for our education team! Our education team is excited to connect with people from across the Cape Fear region this season. Here’s a glimpse of our month so far! Participants of Weekend at Vivian’s, an event hosted by local […]

Bald Head Island Conservancy
March 16, 2023
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14 Mar

Notes From the Field: The Conservancy Attends Southeast Regional Sea Turtle Meeting

by Paul Hillbrand, Sea Turtle Biologist Imagine stepping through the double doors of the Grand Ballroom of the Perdido Beach Resort and immediately being struck by the excited chatter and laughter of 200+ sea turtle biologists, students, and volunteers who have gathered together in person for the first time in three years. The air, thick […]

Morgan Hooks | BHIC Environmental Content Creator
March 14, 2023
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13 Mar

Intern Spotlight: My Journey So Far With the Conservancy

by Ryan Riggs, UNCW intern Hello, my name is Ryan Riggs! I’m a junior at UNCW studying Oceanography and minoring in Geospatial Technologies. I hope to earn my drone pilot’s license during my time as an undergrad as well. I’m from Allentown, Pennsylvania, though since starting UNCW two years ago my family has moved to […]

Bald Head Island Conservancy
March 13, 2023
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13 Mar

Sponsor Spotlight: Wendy Wilmot Properties

Hello from Wendy Wilmot Properties – your neighbors, your friends, your real estate agents.  We mean it when we say we’re locals. We live on island 24/7/365 – and we love every minute of  it. Here at Wendy Wilmot Properties, sharing this Island love is what we do – we give visitors a  look into this […]

Bald Head Island Conservancy
March 13, 2023
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13 Mar

Calling Volunteers: Terrapin Tally Returns to BHI

by Dr. Beth Darrow, Chief Scientist This spring the Bald Head Island Conservancy will be hosting the Terrapin Tally for the third year, in partnership with the NC Wildlife Resources Commission and NC Coastal Reserve. The Terrapin Tally is a survey of our marsh creek habitat, searching for and counting these elusive brackish water turtles....

Dr. Beth Darrow | Chief Scientist Bald Head Island
March 13, 2023
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06 Mar

Second Annual Johnston Coastal Sustainability Symposium

On April 4th, the Johnston Center for Coastal Sustainability will be holding its second annual Coastal Sustainability Symposium. Experts in coastal sustainability will gather on Bald Head Island to share knowledge about the coastal environment and climate science with the public. This annual symposium is a key facet of the Johnston Center for...

Jenny Marty | Bald Head Island Conservancy
March 6, 2023
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17 Feb

Badwater Returns to the (B)East Coast

The BADWATER® ultra running experience returns to the (B)east Coast when the ninth BADWATER CAPE FEAR race takes place on Bald Head Island, North Carolina on March 18, 2023. Get all the info at Badwater.com. With 50km and 51.4-mile race options, Badwater® Cape Fear features a twelve-mile warm-up on the car-free, one-lane-wide roads...

Bald Head Island Conservancy
February 17, 2023
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