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 […]
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 […]
Jennifer Wiggen, Senior Educator Join the BHI Conservancy during the month of October as we “shellebrate” Oyster Month. The Fleming Environmental Education Center will have education exhibits set up for visitors to learn about the ecology, history, culture, and economy of oysters on Bald Head Island! We would love for you to get involved with...
For 40 years, the Conservancy has served as a beacon of environmental stewardship on Bald Head Island in many ways: As we continue to grow in our ability to Discover, Learn, Conserve, and Preserve, we ask for our members and friends to give to the 2023 Annual Fund. As local and global pressures challenge the […]
Jennifer Wiggen, Senior Educator Did you know this is the Year of the Trail in North Carolina? 2023 was designated the Year of the Trail by House Bill 554, which states that “the State of North Carolina would encourage all North Carolinians to use their local and regional trail networks, to further enhance the State’s […]
Located in the heart of Harbor Village, the Inn at Bald Head Island includes 10 exquisite bedroom suites, each fully furnished with its own full bath. Hardwoods and elegant fabrics are a hallmark of every suite, beautifully blendingWest Indies and Coastal Carolina Decór. From their room in the main house or separate crofter, guests will […]
By Hannah Miu, Conservation Intern (Fall 2023) If you were to ask someone to imagine the beaches of Bald Head Island, odds are they would picture ocean waves breaking over the shoals, gulls and willets darting in and out of the water, and miles of long, grassy sand dunes. Dunes are a key fixture of […]
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...
Applications Open for Bald Head Island Conservancy Graduate Student Fellowships in Barrier Island Science and Coastal Sustainability September 26, 2023 For immediate release Contact: Dr. Beth Darrow, BHIC Chief Scientist, email@example.com The Bald Head Island Conservancy (Bald Head Island, NC) is accepting applications from graduate students for...
Celebrate the end of the season with family fun, island style. With the lower humidity and cooler breezes, fall is in the air, and the Conservancy is reflecting on an amazing season hosting visitors from around the country to share in the beauty of Bald Head Island. To celebrate all the work that’s been done—and […]