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Among the largest of the 14 species of bats indigenous to South Carolina, these creatures of the night regularly set up residence in human houses and outbuildings (but may also sleep away the days inside tree cavities and bark crevices).
Rarely viewed and never-before-seen works by Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, aka “Cousin Alice,” will be reunited at Middleton Place and the Edmondston-Alston House for a special exhibit this fall
This graceful member of the heron family (Egretta thula) is distinguished from other tall white wading birds by its bright yellow feet and the flourish of long, flowing plumes that show during breeding season.
A call for entries for our third annual photo contest, themed “Only in Charleston,” netted more than 600 submissions. Check out our top picks, including the winners in the amateur and professional categories who are each awarded $400, as well as the honorable mentions.
Shem Creek’s natural tidal flow and marshlands have long provided a habitat for an array of marine plants, fish, shellfish, birds, and mammals. Only in recent decades has the relationship between creek and human morphed into one with injurious overtones.
“They say we’re a dying breed,” says fourth-generation shrimper Franklin Rector. “That’s nowhere near true. Every year there’s a new boat on the creek. What’s more, the boats aren’t run by a whole bunch of old people.