Despite a few hiccups this year — ahem, Hurricane Matthew — Mother Nature is still putting on quite a show at Seabrook Island where wildlife is concerned.
In the latest community blog, residents noted sightings of a wide variety of species, ranging from two flocks of turkeys to plenty of piebald deer. In fact, an average of 70 deer were tallied during the annual deer survey back in September.
What’s more, it’s abundantly clear that residents at Seabrook love their wildlife. Part of the Island’s turtle patrol, Lucy Hoover reported that the volunteer-centric group identified 60 turtle nests this summer. (It’s worth noting here that Seabrook was recognized for logging the most volunteer hours in the state.)
If you’re wondering what wildlife might cross your path should you head to Seabrook, well, the answer is a lot. Seabrook is home to some of the most diverse and beautiful wildlife in South Carolina.
Naturally, some are far more dormant — and therefore less visible — during the cooler winter months, but they’re still around. Come spring, they’ll be out in abundance.
The wide cross-section of wildlife that calls Seabrook home includes turkey, deer, and turtle, as mentioned above. But it also includes alligators, bobcats, foxes, coyotes, dolphins, many species of venomous and non-venomous snakes, and a thriving variety of bird species.
In fact, there are so many amazing bird species to see on the Island that locals have formed a dedicated group for watching them. Called the Seabrook Island Birders, or SIB, the group often meets for birding activities. Just last Thursday, several members of the group met for a three hour hike, during which they noted an impressive total of 45 species.
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