American Mink
American Mink

American Mink

The American mink is a fascinating voracious predator in the Mustelidae family, which includes otters, weasels, badgers, wolverines, and minks. The Mustelidae family is actually the most diverse

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Butterflies growing in the garden
Butterflies growing in the garden

Butterflies growing in the garden

Here at Little St. Simons Island, we take pride in all the organics that our on-site garden produces. Sometimes, we even get excited about the pests! This Black Swallowtail butterfly

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Black Rails Surveys
Black Rails Surveys

Black Rails Surveys

Black Rails are a highly secretive marsh bird about the size of a mouse. These birds can be found in Georgia marshes, although they are a rare species. Due to their small size, Black Rails prefer

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Experimenting with Predator Exclosures at Wilson’s Plover Nests
Experimenting with Predator Exclosures at Wilson’s Plover Nests

Experimenting with Predator Exclosures at Wilson’s Plover Nests

Numerous species of shorebirds across the globe are currently experiencing population declines. For beach nesting shorebirds, increased pressure from predators, development, and recreation are the

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Bat Monitoring
Bat Monitoring

Bat Monitoring

Since 2010 Little St. Simon’s Island has been teaming up with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to monitor bat populations using AnaBats. As a bat is foraging, it emits a

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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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