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Suzannah Smith Miles

November 2019
This is Lowcountry cooking: a simple, yet flavorful, one-pot meal that combines fresh local shrimp, corn on the cob,...

August 2019
Ghost crabs scuttle across the sand faster than you can say Ocypode quadrata, the scientific name for this sand crab...

May 2017
While Charleston is a thriving, energetic, and modern metropolis, the city has retained its past like no other in the...

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

May 2017
In the 1700s, locals flocked to alfresco concerts in The Orange Garden

April 2017
With an intricate design featuring swords and spears, the famed Sword Gate at 32 Legare Street isn’t quite what you’d...

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

February 2017
One of the few forest creatures regularly spied by city- and suburb-dwellers today, the white-tailed deer—the official...

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

November 2013
Today, two magnificent lighthouses mark the entrance to Charleston Harbor: the 1876 Morris Island Lighthouse—...

January 2015
It may be a simple dish of rice and peas, but no right-minded Charleston resident goes through January 1st without a...

May 2014