On the Isle again
Jul23

On the Isle again

Thanks to the generosity of dear friends, my family gets to vacation on Isle of Palms every summer. If you follow the “Naturalist’s Corner” regularly you’ve seen accounts of these expeditions – maybe about “pluff mud,” “gourd heads,” “sister island,” etc. Every year it’s a wonderful trip and this year was no different. Four- and-a- half days flew by in the blink...

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A bird with two tales
Sep01

A bird with two tales

Roger Tory Petersen called it, “one of the most breathtaking of the world’s weirdest birds,” and it was John James Audubon’s “rose-coloured curlew.” But the name that has s tuck is roseate spoonbill. The roseate spoonbill is one of only six species of spoonbills in the world. It is the only one found in the New World and the only one with the fantastic pale pink to bright rose coloration.   These unique waders can stand nearly...

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