Coastal Master Naturalists...

Volunteers needed for winter shorebird surveys!

Audubon South Carolina is helping with a research project involving shorebirds and human disturbance on the beach. The research is led by the Virginia Tech Shorebird Program. We are in the final stage of conducting surveys through this winter and need more volunteers with shorebird ID skills to help out! If you are interested in participating, please email Nolan Schillerstrom, Audubon’s Coastal Program Coordinator, at nschillerstrom@audubon.org  and he will send you a quick questionnaire to place you on a survey. Surveys will be conducted at Folly Beach Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve and Sullivan’s Island and consist of spotting and recording sightings of Red Knot, Wilson’s Plover, Piping Plover, American Oystercatcher, and Semipalmated Sandpiper as well as counting disturbances such as dogs (on and off leash), people (moving and stationary), boats, and aircraft. Feel free to call 843.459.BIRD (2473) with questions.

Caterpillars Count! @ Caw Caw

We have a Caterpillars Count! survey site at Caw Caw.  We need your help conducting the surveys.  A knowledgeable survey leader will be on hand to guide you.

Caterpillars Count! is a citizen science project for measuring the seasonal variation, also known as phenology, and abundance of arthropods like caterpillars, beetles, and spiders found on the foliage of trees and shrubs.

CLICK here to learn more and to sign up!

Caterpillars Count! @ Caw Caw

We have a Caterpillars Count! survey site at Caw Caw.  We need your help conducting the surveys.  A knowledgeable survey leader will be on hand to guide you.

Caterpillars Count! is a citizen science project for measuring the seasonal variation, also known as phenology, and abundance of arthropods like caterpillars, beetles, and spiders found on the foliage of trees and shrubs.

CLICK here to learn more and to sign up!

Caterpillars Count! @ Caw Caw

We have a Caterpillars Count! survey site at Caw Caw.  We need your help conducting the surveys.  A knowledgeable survey leader will be on hand to guide you.

Caterpillars Count! is a citizen science project for measuring the seasonal variation, also known as phenology, and abundance of arthropods like caterpillars, beetles, and spiders found on the foliage of trees and shrubs.

CLICK here to learn more and to sign up!

Caterpillars Count! @ Caw Caw

We have a Caterpillars Count! survey site at Caw Caw.  We need your help conducting the surveys.  A knowledgeable survey leader will be on hand to guide you.

Caterpillars Count! is a citizen science project for measuring the seasonal variation, also known as phenology, and abundance of arthropods like caterpillars, beetles, and spiders found on the foliage of trees and shrubs.

CLICK here to learn more and to sign up!

Caterpillars Count! @ Caw Caw

We have a Caterpillars Count! survey site at Caw Caw.  We need your help conducting the surveys.  A knowledgeable survey leader will be on hand to guide you.

Caterpillars Count! is a citizen science project for measuring the seasonal variation, also known as phenology, and abundance of arthropods like caterpillars, beetles, and spiders found on the foliage of trees and shrubs.

CLICK here to learn more and to sign up!

Caterpillars Count! @ Caw Caw

We have a Caterpillars Count! survey site at Caw Caw.  We need your help conducting the surveys.  A knowledgeable survey leader will be on hand to guide you.

Caterpillars Count! is a citizen science project for measuring the seasonal variation, also known as phenology, and abundance of arthropods like caterpillars, beetles, and spiders found on the foliage of trees and shrubs.

CLICK here to learn more and to sign up!

Caterpillars Count! @ Caw Caw

We have a Caterpillars Count! survey site at Caw Caw.  We need your help conducting the surveys.  A knowledgeable survey leader will be on hand to guide you.

Caterpillars Count! is a citizen science project for measuring the seasonal variation, also known as phenology, and abundance of arthropods like caterpillars, beetles, and spiders found on the foliage of trees and shrubs.

CLICK here to learn more and to sign up!

The Nature Conservancy – Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity

For anyone who enjoys working outdoors with plants and landscaping, The Nature Conservancy could use a few people to help us with some maintenance at the Driftwood Plantation property near Awendaw, SC.  For those of you not familiar with this tract of land, it looks out over the marshes towards Bull Island and is a beautiful setting. TNC could use help with shrub trimming, weed and vine pulling, fertilizing, and other landscape and maintenance activities.  This would be something that would be ongoing, not necessarily every week, but at some regular time frame so the house and outbuildings are neat looking.

Anyone interested please let Ed Siggelko (State Volunteer Coordinator, The Nature Conservancy, SC Chapter) know and he’ll set up an initial meeting at the property to cover the work to be done and tools they’ll have available versus what they may need to have you bring along. Some of the potential dates to meet one of their staff out there to review the work to be done are 9/28, 10/3 or 10/5.

His email address is ed.siggelko@tnc.org.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Caterpillars Count! @ Caw Caw

We have a Caterpillars Count! survey site at Caw Caw.  We need your help conducting the surveys.  A knowledgeable survey leader will be on hand to guide you.

Caterpillars Count! is a citizen science project for measuring the seasonal variation, also known as phenology, and abundance of arthropods like caterpillars, beetles, and spiders found on the foliage of trees and shrubs.

CLICK here to learn more and to sign up!