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Painted Lady (left) and Monarch butterflies

Painted Lady (left) and Monarch butterflies

Kiawah is a wonderland of butterflies each fall. If you look closely, you might see painted lady, monarch, buckeye, or yellow sulphur butterflies. Keep your eyes open, you never know what you might see!


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 **

Coyotes 28, Turtles 0 - Click here to read the article about coyote predation of turtle nests on Kiawah's beach ~ September 2, 2014

Can you believe it has already been 10 years since The Sanctuary opened? Please click here to read the article ~ August 17, 2014

Please NEVER disturb a turtle nest in ANY way! Please click here to read the article ~ August 1, 2014

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



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Wednesday, September 24th ~ Kiawah is overcast and quite cool this morning. After a few days of cooler weather, by Thursday we are supposed to be back to our normal temperatures in the eighties. Be on the lookout for the possibility of more rain though. Drats!


** Turtle News **  

September 3, 2014 ~ There are 125 nests on Kiawah's beach.

FIVE 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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