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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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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The Moon
The Moon

The Moon

With little light pollution on Little St. Simons Island, it is a great place to explore the night sky. Although it travels through several phases each month, Earth’s moon is usually the most

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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

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Monitoring our Muhly Grass Meadows
Monitoring our Muhly Grass Meadows

Monitoring our Muhly Grass Meadows

Muhly or sweet grass (Muhlenbergia filipes) grows throughout much of the southeastern United States, and is most widely known from the barrier and sea islands of Georgia and South Carolina.

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