The Bald Head Island Conservancy will continue our Conservancy Conversations series on Tuesday, October 15th from 6-8pm at Wrightsville Beach Brewery, with a talk on “The Sustainable Oyster.” The Conservancy’s Senior Scientist, Dr. Beth Darrow, will be leading a discussion about oyster’s value to the ecosystem as well as Conservancy’s work on oysters. “The tidal creeks of the Smith...


Our Barrier Island Botanists field trips have started again! Through a grant from Duke Energy we are able to bring every 6th grader in Brunswick County over to BHI in the fall to learn about maritime environments. Students explore the marsh, beach, and forest while they traverse the islands in golf carts with us. This program was canceled last year due to Hurricane Florence so we are thrilled to be able to host...


Sea Turtle Protection Program - 2019 Nesting Season Update Paul Hillbrand, STPP Coordinator & Beth Darrow, Senior Scientist The Bald Head Island Conservancy (BHIC) Sea Turtle Protection Program (STPP) successfully conducted the 2019 annual sea turtle saturation tagging and monitoring program during a record-breaking year full of both successes and challenges. RECORD SEASON A total of 437 nesting activities...