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Sunset on Kiawah

Sunset on Kiawah

Kiawah has fabulous sunsets! The porch at the Ocean Course is one of the best places to view a sunset - where is your favorite place to watch one?


Would you like to see more photos of Kiawah? Visit My Scribe Photography by clicking the "Photographs" button. You can also see some on Facebook by liking the Welcome To Kiawah Facebook page!


** On Our Minds **

Kiawah TOPS the list of "dreamy" U.S. Islands Please click here to see the list ~ July 15, 2014

Kiawah gets a nice shout-out! - Great Urban Weekend Escapes: Charleston, SC  Click here to read...~ July 15, 2014

Golfers "meet" gator at The Ocean Course on Kiawah - Click here for more... ~ July 1, 2014

Conde Nast Traveler names The Sanctuary as the #2 best American beach resort. Congrats Kiawah Island Golf Resort! Click here to read about it. ~ June 10, 2014

Best cities to live in South Carolina: Charleston is #1! ~ May 29, 2014

Best Beach in America?: Beachwalker Ranks 10th ~ May 2014


Click for Johns Island, South Carolina Forecast


Wednesday, July 16th ~ The predicted thundershowers certainly arrived with a vengeance late yesterday. LOUD and with loads of lightning. It seems to be over though, so hopefully we will see some sunshine soon.


** Turtle News **  

July 15, 2014 ~ Ladies and gentlemen, WE HAVE A HATCH! Also, as of today we have 90 nests on Kiawah's beach.

Two nests have been COMPLETELY destroyed by coyotes. Several nests have also been predated by coyotes, both before AND after they were laid. Apparently the coyotes have figured out how to identify the nests, even AFTER the initial nesting. It's a distressing time for sea turtles on Kiawah. All nests in Zone 3 and in Zone 4 have been screened for the remainder of the summer. Hopefully that will cut down on post-nesting predation from the coyotes. Sadly there is no way to prevent the coyotes from locating nests BEFORE turtle patrol has a chance to screen them. That is a real problem, and is by far responsible for the largest nest/egg loss.

Here is an example of what a nest looks like after a coyote has visited it. This one isn't as badly damaged as some...

Nest #12 - Please click to enlarge...

For more photos and information, please visit The Turtle Nest at http://www.KiawahTurtles.com, or find it on Facebook.


Another success for the Sea Turtle Hospital at the South Carolina Aquarium! Amelia was released June 6, 2014. Please click here to see a short video of the release.


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