Category Archives: Lowcountry Encore Articles

Lowcountry Encore Magazine premiered January 2012. We are pleased to announce to our reader that the magazine has taken the Lowcountry by storm. We have recently teamed up with various partnerships that have supported the magazine and helped it grow. Readers please continue to support the magazine and look for contests, events and prizes that will continue to be in the future of the magazine. Keep on the lookout, and we thank you for Lowcountry for supporting us! Please feel free to read and enjoy our articles listed below.

Sometimes, A Glimpse is All We Need…

Bobcat

Recently, I was at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, just a short distance from Beaufort, SC for a half day of wildlife photography and slowly cruising along the wildlife drive, looking for anything to photograph.  This wildlife refuge is truly one of our Lowcountry treasures and, as a naturalist and wildlife photographer, it is a […]

No-see-ums: Scourge of Beaufort

You are enjoying a warm and sunny Saturday morning watching your child’s game on the bleachers when you are swarmed by tiny, hungry little gnats. The bites leave white swollen dots surrounded by irritated red skin. Sand gnats are blood-sucking insects that live in sandy and moist areas like we have here on the marshy […]

Dr. Moshe Dekel at Herban Marketplace

Dr. Moshe Dekel, MD, who specializes in Holistic Medicine, was kind enough to appear at the Herban Marketplace in Beaufort this weekend for a lecture focusing on digestion. As a Botanical physician, Dr. Dekel makes use of nutrition, herbs and homeopathy to treat patients. This approach is contrary to Allopathic doctors who prescribe pharmaceuticals (prescription […]

Ever Heard of 'Possum on the Half-Shell?

I remember camping on Cumberland Island, right off the coast in southern Georgia, and getting surprised by a family of armadillos.  I was in my hammock, surrounded by thickets of saw palmetto that were only divided by leaf covered paths.  In the middle of the night, I heard a rustling in the leaves and thickets […]

Ever Heard of ‘Possum on the Half-Shell?

I remember camping on Cumberland Island, right off the coast in southern Georgia, and getting surprised by a family of armadillos.  I was in my hammock, surrounded by thickets of saw palmetto that were only divided by leaf covered paths.  In the middle of the night, I heard a rustling in the leaves and thickets […]

A Wonderful Bird is the Pelican

Pelicans are pretty unique birds and are easily recognized.  Here in the Lowcountry, they are known as the “Lowcountry Coastal Air Force”, due to their ability to fly in tight formation literally right over the water, wheeling in the air, and just putting on spectacular displays of diving and splashing for their prey. Here in […]

Look, Up in the Sky!

We are extremely fortunate to have a diversity of raptors (birds of prey) that are found throughout the year here in the Lowcountry.  One bird that is actually pretty common, but most people haven’t seen is the Mississippi Kite (Ictinia mississippiensis).  This graceful, soaring, and acrobatic bird is related to the hawks, but they can […]

Chris Jones Featured Artist By Lowcountry Encore Magazine

Most people in the area already know who Chris Jones  is but incase you have missed the opportunity to meet Chris Jones, here is a quick glimpse of this very talented man. Chris is regarded as one of the most talented finger style guitarists here in the low country.  Inspiration for Chris includes Chet Atkins, […]

Beaufort is full of history- About Beaufort,SC

Founded in 1711, Beaufort is located between Savannah, GA and Charleston, SC. Downtown Beaufort has a very beautiful historic district as you would expect being the second oldest town in South Carolina. The culture and beauty of Beaufort has brought many people to the area and those who leave seem to always come home. Beaufort […]

Pet Tips From Jasper Animal Rescue Mission – Fleas, Ticks, Mosquitoes, Heartworms

For those who have recently moved here from up North or out West, where the pests are seasonal or non-existent, let me welcome you to the South.  Mosquitoes, fleas and ticks are year-round nuisances in South Carolina.  If we are lucky, a hard freeze for at least 5 days in a row will decimate the […]