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Birds

May 2017
Bring on the magnolia blooms! This month, Magnolia grandiflora’s immense flowers open, filling the air with their...

April 2017
After her run to the French Open quarterfinals last summer and a recent win over No. 4 seeded Simona Halep at the...

April 2017
Once part of Chicago’s bustling restaurant scene, Jeremy Storey flew the coop to start a free-range chicken haven on...

March 2017
Spring doesn’t officially start until March 20th, but we’re already looking to lush greens and botanical prints

March 2017
The stout, cinnamon-colored bird officially dubbed Thryothorus ludovicianus is a year-round Lowcountry resident—a...

February 2017
A simple cuppa can awaken a mind—and a community. Over the past decade, the Lowcountry has become steeped in niche bean...

January 2017
Longleaf pine trees (Pinus palustris) once covered some 90 million acres in the Southeastern United States, including...

November 2016
For sweet, cool-weather fruit, plant persimmon trees

November 2016
Web developer Rich Yessian’s home in the sky makes for a rare modern addition to downtown’s historic landscape

October 2016
Finding natural beauty and winged wonders on Little St. Simons, a hunting lodge-turned-eco-minded getaway

October 2016
Among the largest of the 14 species of bats indigenous to South Carolina, these creatures of the night regularly set up...

September 2016
The story behind Stop Light Observations’ latest album

September 2016
Rarely viewed and never-before-seen works by Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, aka “Cousin Alice,” will be reunited at...

September 2016
This graceful member of the heron family (Egretta thula) is distinguished from other tall white wading birds by its...

August 2016
Perhaps the most notable change that will soon affect the creek is the multistory office building being erected at...

August 2016
Shem Creek’s natural tidal flow and marshlands have long provided a habitat for an array of marine plants, fish,...

August 2016
The Charleston Museum’s 19th-century curator, Gabriel E. Manigault, masterfully prepared dozens of skeletons now on...

June 2016
Ready for a splash? On the sultriest of summer days, the best—and most fun—way to cool off is to get wet. Lucky for us...

May 2016

May 2016
Meet the artist behind Romney Urban Garden’s mosaic mural and get her tips for bringing the art form to your own green...

March 2016
Native to rivers, inlets, and bays, the osprey (Pandion haliaetus) is one of the Lowcountry’s most admired and...

December 2015
For a century, turkey buzzards reigned over the Market. So what finally forced the iconic creatures to flee their...

November 2015
Mission: To identify and address vital environmental issues by providing medical care to injured birds of prey and...

October 2015
Mark the seasons with ornamental grasses in a spectrum of shades

October 2015
A Lowcountry biking & camping adventure  

September 2015
How do you define “luxury”? Perhaps it’s an occasional indulgence, or a unique experience, or even something...

July 2015
On July 16, 2005, the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge (named for the state senator who spearheaded the campaign for its...

May 2015
The early 18th-century British explorer Mark Catesby called this tall, slender perennial grass the “sea-side oat,”...

Townsend Davidson looks to “make the mundane fantastic” in oil paintings that invite examination