Northern Gannet
Northern Gannet

Northern Gannet

The Northern Gannet is a large seabird, and the largest member of the gannet family. These birds have long, slender, black-tipped wings with wingspans reaching about 70 inches from tip to tip.

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The Hummingbird Clearwing Moth
The Hummingbird Clearwing Moth

The Hummingbird Clearwing Moth

The Hummingbird Clearwing Moth (Hemaris thysbe) is frequently mistaken for a hummingbird or bee based on the moth’s appearance and behavior. Adult coloration is variable, but a

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The Scarlet Snake
The Scarlet Snake

The Scarlet Snake

The Scarlet snake (Cemophora coccinea) is an elusive snake, rarely found by humans. This species is quite slender and reaches a maximum length of about thirty inches. These snakes always have wide

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Prescribed Burning
Prescribed Burning

Prescribed Burning

Fire is an important ecological management tool for a variety of habitats, returning nutrients to the soil and reducing woody vegetation and shrubs. Last week, we conducted a prescribed burn in the

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Living Shoreline
Living Shoreline

Living Shoreline

LSSI has been working on a project to replace our old bulkhead with a more ecologically friendly form of bank stabilization – a living shoreline. The project is the third in a series of pilot

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Sea Turtle Monitoring
Sea Turtle Monitoring

Sea Turtle Monitoring

Little St. Simons Island’s seven miles of beaches are great habitat for nesting loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta). LSSI experienced a record nesting year in 2013 for Loggerhead turtles

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