The Return of the White-tailed Deer
The Return of the White-tailed Deer

The Return of the White-tailed Deer

For the first time in well over a century, white-tailed deer are inhabiting the natural landscapes on Little St. Simons Island (LSSI) again.  The populations of our native deer dwindled

Posted by: Ecological Management

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American Holly
American Holly

American Holly

American Holly (Ilex opaca) is an evergreen shrub and tree that grows 10-20 meters tall from Massachusetts to Florida, west to Texas. Holly leaves are a glossy green and range 5-7.5 cm long and 2-4

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Virginia Opossum (Didelphis virginiana)
Virginia Opossum (Didelphis virginiana)

Virginia Opossum (Didelphis virginiana)

A common mammal species throughout the Eastern and Midwestern US, the Virginia Opossum is the only marsupial to live North of Mexico.  They range from southern Canada to northern Costa Rica

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Grass Shrimp
Grass Shrimp

Grass Shrimp

Grass shrimp have multiple common names, including grass shrimp, popcorn shrimp, glass shrimp, glass pawns, jumpers, and hardbacks.  Compared to commercial species of shrimp, grass shrimp are

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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 2016 for Loggerhead turtles

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Wood Stork
Wood Stork

Wood Stork

The Wood Stork is a large, white wading bird with black flight feathers. This bird has a long, decurved bill on its bald head. Its wingspan averages 5.5 feet, making it unmistakable in

Posted by: Scott Greene

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