What's New

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 3:00pm

Have you ever seen a beautiful wildflower you were unable to identify? Do you wonder what wildflowers might work in your coastal landscape? Well, Dr. Richard Porcher has the answers for you! Dr. Porcher is a botany professor, published author, noted field biologist. We invite you to join us for his indepth discussion on Wildflowers of the Lowcountry this February. Learn about a breadth of wildflowers in the Lowcountry and their importance.

This free program is co-sponsored by the Kiawah Conservancy, Kiawah Island Garden Club and The Sandcastle.
Photograph courtesy of Jane Ellis

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 3:00pm

Join us for this complimentary presentation by Mike Dorcas and learn about current research and conservation efforts for this unique declining species. For the past eight years, Davidson College students under the guidance of Mike Dorcas have collaborated with the University of Georgia's Savannah River Ecology Laboratory in long-term research on Kiawah Island's diamondback terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin). Diamondback terrapins are the only turtle that inhabit estuarine habitats in the United States. Their populations have been experiencing declines throughout their range due to several threats.

This free program is co-sponsored by the Kiawah Conservancy and the Sandcastle Community Center.
Photograph courtesy of Pamela Cohen

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 12:00pm

Announcing the first in a NEW series of unique audio tours, the Naturally Kiawah Pathways: Central Island tour utilizes Kiawah Island’s existing bicycle path network as a guide to the central portion of the Island. On the tour you will encounter many unique environments, including expanses of tidal salt marsh, maritime forests and freshwater wetlands. Along the way you will have the opportunity to view a variety of wildlife, especially birds, and learn more about Kiawah’s local ecology. Historical information is also presented within the tour, as you will be guided to several locations associated with the Island’s plantation-era days.

As you follow the tour and learn more about Kiawah, please keep in mind that enjoying this pristine environment is not for us alone. Plant and animal life only thrive in a balanced ecosystem. The Kiawah Conservancy works to preserve this delicate balance that provides haven for our native flora, habitat for wildlife and the opportunity for residents and guests to enjoy the natural wonders this special place affords. Download the App for free today at the App Store or Google Play.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 4:00pm

Have you seen our newest documentary on the the loggerhead sea turtle? If not, CLICK HERE TO WATCH IT NOW

Watch as the mother turtle emerges from the ocean and makes her way to the dunes to dig her nest and lay her clutch of eggs. Learn about Kiawah's thriving Turtle Patrol and their efforts to preserve this amazing species. See the hatchlings emerge from the nest and make their way to the ocean. Loggerhead sea turtles are one of Kiawah Island’s most iconic and noble species.