Prescribed Fire
Prescribed Fire

Prescribed Fire

If you’ve visited LSSI during October, you’ve seen dune ridges swaying with pink-flowered Muhly Grass (Gulf Hairawn Muhly Grass, Muhlenbergia sericea). Not only is this grass

Posted by: Kate Tweedy

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Shorebird Nesting Updates
Shorebird Nesting Updates

Shorebird Nesting Updates

     March marks the beginning of shorebird nesting season, and our first American Oystercatcher nests have been found! American Oystercatchers (Haematopus palliatus) are a

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Winter Bird Monitoring: The Christmas Bird Count and Current Bald Eagle Nesting
Winter Bird Monitoring: The Christmas Bird Count and Current Bald Eagle Nesting

Winter Bird Monitoring: The Christmas Bird Count and Current Bald Eagle Nesting

Christmas Bird Count On New Year’s Eve, Little St. Simons Island gathered 25 birders from Georgia and beyond to census birds in cooperation with the National

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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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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

Posted by: Scott Greene

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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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