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21 Jul

Sponsor Spotlight: Coastline Insurance

In 2010, when North Carolina born and raised Jonathan Peele and Josh Whitaker, two long-time insurance professionals, opened the doors of Coastline Insurance in Southport, they made a commitment to build an insurance agency that provided an extra measure of understanding and expertise for the coastal and island homeowner. “We face a different...

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July 21, 2023
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21 Jul

Intern Spotlight: Josh Nammo, Education Intern

For my project, I decided to create a Kids Birding Program. I chose to go with this because when I think about birding, I think about adults who have a better understanding of their surroundings and a greater ability to take in information. They also may already have knowledge of birds and may have been […]

Jenny Marty | Bald Head Island Conservancy
July 21, 2023
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07 Jul

Field Guide: Bald Head Island’s Underrated Turtles

by Morgan Greene, Education Part-timer You’re leaning over the railing at the Bald Head Island Wildlife Overlook, scanning the surface of this natural freshwater pond for signs of movement. Apart from the cicadas buzzing in the trees, all is quiet. All is still—ah! At the edge of the pond, something dark green and reptilian rises […]

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July 7, 2023
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07 Jul

Notes From the Classroom: Nature Exploration

by Morgan Greene, Education Part-timer You packed your bags, drove to the marina, rode the ferry, and now you’re finally here—your vacation on Bald Head Island has begun! But what should you do first? What is there to do on Bald Head, anyway? Maybe your first activity should be the Bald Head Island Nature Exploration […]

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July 7, 2023
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17 Jun

Sponsor Spotlight: Atlantic Realty Professionals

Atlantic Realty Professionals, owned by David Berne, has been in business on Bald Head Island for over 20 years. David’s parents, Bill and Billie Jean Berne, and godfather, Thad Wester, and wife, Lee, built the first two homes on BHI in 1973. Dr. Berne and Dr. Wester helped start the BHI Conservancy 10 years later.   ...

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June 17, 2023
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17 Jun

Written in the Sand – 40 Years of Stories: The Story of Susan Baker & Elyse Armitage

This month’s stories written in the sand take us inside Turtle Central Gift Shop, the Conservancy’s non-profit store. Starting as a small t-shirt stand operating out of the old Generator Building, Turtle Central has grown into a must-stop, not just for shopping, but for discovering all that Bald Head Island has to offer. With the...

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June 17, 2023
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17 Jun

Send Us Your Favorite Recipes!

For the Conservancy’s 40th anniversary, we will be releasing an updated version of Island Cooking, the conservancy’s 1993 cookbook.  Island Cooking was compiled by Billie Jean Berne, with the original version featuring a collection of recipes from island residents and friends of the island.  The updated...

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June 17, 2023
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17 Jun

Field Guide: The Incredible Crabs of Middle Island

by Morgan Greene, Education Part-Timer During the summer, the Conservancy’s tour of Middle Island and its famous Ibis Sanctuary treats tourists and locals alike to stunning wildlife sightings. One might spot a Bald eagle soaring high over the marsh, or maybe catch a glimpse of a beautiful Painted bunting singing at the top of a […]

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June 17, 2023
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16 Jun

Notes From the Field: Water Quality Conservation Work

by Elena Kelly, Conservation Intern Bald Head Island is overflowing with water, from the beaches and brackish creeks to the aquifer underneath the island that provides our fresh drinking water. Our conservation team regularly tests the water quality and other metrics concerning the various bodies of water on the island. This work is a...

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June 16, 2023
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17 May

May Membership Update

Dear Conservancy Community, Turtle Walk registration is officially OPEN for Bald Head Island Conservancy Members! If you are a current Member, check your email inbox for your access code and registration instructions. If you did not receive an email from us, please let us know at info@bhic.org. Not yet a Member or haven’t renewed your...

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May 17, 2023
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