Category Archives: Great Outdoors

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Great Outdoors Presents: Kayaking In The Lowcountry

From all over the country–Alabama, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia, and the state of  Washington—folks are arriving in Jasper County this spring to go kayaking, right here in the Low Country! Every year about this time, our salt creeks and marshes, black water rivers, and woodland swamps entice Road Scholar (formerly […]