The Kiawah Nature Blog

Knot an Easy Journey

For some migratory birds, their trip to Kiawah Island is knot an easy journey

In the wild, many migratory birds do not have an easy journey — or in some cases, knot an easy journey. Some birds, such as the rufa red knot (Calidris … Read More

Dolphin Watching at Kiawah Island

dolphin watching kiawah island

Meandering slowly down the winding river in a kayak, the banks redolent with the pungent aroma of plough mud, is the best way to experience dolphin watching on Kiawah Island. … Read More

Protecting Kiawah Island Dolphins

Kiawah Island Dolphin

We often hear from our guests that Kiawah Island is their special place, and there is a long list of experiences and qualities that truly do make it special. One … Read More

Loggerhead Turtle Hatching Season

In July the hatching season for loggerhead turtles will officially begin on Kiawah Island in South Carolina.  Kiawah provides great nesting habitat for the mother Loggerheads (Caretta caretta) and each … Read More

Hibernation vs Brumation: To Sleep or not To Sleep

sleep or not to sleep

On Kiawah we can feel spring is in the air; however, much of the northern United States is still feeling the full force of winter.  We humans have the benefit of staying inside a warm building or adding layers of clothing to combat the unusually cold weather.
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Porpoises vs Dolphins

One of the best parts of being a naturalist is that moment when we first spot a dolphin swimming towards our tour in the Kiawah River.
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