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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, […]

Bald Head Island Conservancy
August 16, 2022
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Field Guide: A Chorus of Calls

by Sophia Wagner, Conservation Intern Last month the Conservancy’s conservation team took part in North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission’s Calling Amphibian Survey Program. BHIC’s previous conservation intern and budding herpetologist, Kylie Hackett, got the organization involved with this citizen science project in Fall of 2021. Frogs...

Bald Head Island Conservancy
July 22, 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...

Bald Head Island Conservancy
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...

Bald Head Island Conservancy
July 15, 2022
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Sponsor Spotlight: The Maritime Market

The Maritime Market, currently owned by Claude and Melissa Pope, was first established on Bald Head Island in 2001. The Popes bought it from Bald Head Island Limited in 2011 after Claude sold his business in Raleigh in 2007.  The Popes began visiting Bald Head Island in 1988 with their family and bought a place […]

Bald Head Island Conservancy
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...

Bald Head Island Conservancy
July 15, 2022
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Field Guide: Flutterbys from the Front Porch

by Morgan Hooks, Environmental Content Creator In North Carolina, there are an estimated 2,000 to 2,500 species of moth, soaring over the 174 observed species of butterfly in the state, according to North Carolina Parks. Of these, 99 are classified as species of concern by the North Carolina Heritage Program; primarily those in the mountains,...

Bald Head Island Conservancy
July 15, 2022
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A Partner in Preservation

Conservancy collaborator, Smith Island Land Trust, allows for land protection on Bald Head Island within the Bald Head Island Conservancy mission of preservation. SILT has preserved approximately 50 properties on Bald Head Island. The donations equate to at least 10 million dollars of preserved land.  Preserved land on BHI provides lasting...

Bald Head Island Conservancy
July 15, 2022
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Bald Head Island Conservancy and NC Arboretum Collaboration Urges Youth Citizen Scientists to Wonder

  In June, Bald Head Island Conservancy collaborated on an educational video with North Carolina Arboretum’s ecoEXPLORE program, Protecting Sea Turtles: Science and Wonder. It was released during ecoEXPLORE’s Herpetology Season, which sent children in search of herptiles throughout North Carolina, from Bald Head Island to their own...

Bald Head Island Conservancy
July 12, 2022
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BHIC Alum of the Month – June

  Our BHIC Alum of the Month, Andy Adams, was a wildlife intern throughout the summer and fall of 2008, before returning to the island in the summer of 2010 as our Sea Turtle Biologist. Adams has a BS in Biology and Animal Behavior from Juniata College and an MA in Ecology and Environmental Science […]

Bald Head Island Conservancy
July 12, 2022
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