Leatherback Sea Turtle
Leatherback Sea Turtle

Leatherback Sea Turtle

Adult leatherback. Photo: Virginia Herpetological Society The leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) is the largest of the world’s seven species of

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Invasive Species Management
Invasive Species Management

Invasive Species Management

Non-native invasive species (invasives) have been identified as one of the greatest threats to habitat and wildlife conservation in the United States. They are a threat to LSSI’s ecosystems,

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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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