Sporobolus (a somewhat fun word to say) is a widespread genus of grasses commonly referred to as ‘Dropseeds’– a reference to their seed dispersal methods. Species in this genus occur mainly in open habitats such as prairies, savannahs, and roadsides, and the species makeup of this genus was originally based on their morphology and flower […]
It’s not every day that a naturalist volunteers to help construct a multi-family housing project on the banks of one of our precious waterways. On April 16th, I had the pleasure of working with several other CMNA members to construct one of the newest residential hotspots in the Charleston area. Our adventure began at the […]
Calling All (Former) SEANETers: the Data Portal is back online! The Seabird Ecological Assessment Network (SEANET) was designed to bring together interdisciplinary researchers and members of the public (i.e. citizen scientists) in a long-term collaborative effort to identify and mitigate threats to seabirds along the Atlantic seaboard. Several members of the Master Naturalist community received […]
Each year, the CMNA looks forward to supporting environmental education opportunities for Junior Naturalists with our scholarship fund. Through the generosity of CMNA member donations, we have provided needs-based support to several children over the years in the county park’s fall Junior Naturalist series and Beidler Forest’s Swamp Camp. New for 2019, we are expanding […]
It’s addictive. It’s dirty. It happens everywhere, often in broad daylight, and it makes you feel good. I’m talking about picking up trash. Everywhere I look I see litter. It seems to be getting worse here in our beautiful neck of the woods. I don’t think I am seeing things either. It’s a logical conclusion […]
Kristina Wheeler is leading an advanced training opportunity for you! Must preregister! Click the name of the course below to go to the CCPRC registration. Nature’s Soundscape: How to Really Tune In – (Course number 5879) Thursday, May 9, 2019, 9am to 3pm Caw Caw Interpretive Center $50.00 18 and up Master Naturalist advanced training […]
You can help birds! Volunteer to assist Janet Thibault, Wildlife Biologist at SCDNR. She needs help putting up the beach bird nesting signs at Folly Beach on Tuesday April 30, 2019. The plan is to meet at Lighthouse Inlet at 9am and post that section, then head to the County Park at the south end […]
Join us for 2 opportunities to learn about vascular plants; identification and adaptations, on April 23 and 24, 2019. We still have room in lectures; please sign up. All are welcome! Click for more information and to register.
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and Charleston County Parks and Recreation are partnering in Fishing Clinics and need volunteers. Please contact Olivia Y. Bueno [email:BuenoO@dnr.sc.gov] if interested in sharing your fishing skills with the next generation of anglers. You can become a certified SCDNR fishing instructor.
On Friday, June 14, 2019, from 6:30-8:30 pm, join a Master Naturalist instructor at Caw Caw County Park to figure some of the sounds from the natural world. We will listen for owls, frogs, and other creatures awake during the twilight hours (this will count as 2 hours of advanced training for SC master naturalists). […]