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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Prescribed Burning
Prescribed Burning

Prescribed Burning

Fire is an important ecological management tool for a variety of habitats, returning nutrients to the soil and reducing woody vegetation and shrubs. Last week, we conducted a prescribed burn in the

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Living Shoreline
Living Shoreline

Living Shoreline

LSSI has been working on a project to replace our old bulkhead with a more ecologically friendly form of bank stabilization – a living shoreline. The project is the third in a series of pilot

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Conservation Easement
Conservation Easement

Conservation Easement

Guests have been visiting Little St. Simons Island to experience its natural beauty, sweeping coastal landscapes, and abundant wildlife since the island opened to the public in 1979.  Although

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