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

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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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Black-crowned Night Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron

Black-crowned Night Heron

Black-crowned Night Herons can be found year-round at Little St. Simons Island. These mid-sized wading birds received their name because they are most active during the evening hours, but they can

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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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Alligator Gar
Alligator Gar

Alligator Gar

Alligator gar (Atractosteus spatula) are a true prehistoric creature that have remained a hearty predator for millions of years. They have been compared with the earliest terrestrial tetrapods

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