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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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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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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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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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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