The Conservancy will be conducting drone surveys of the dune ecosystem over the next several weeks. The survey's objective is to locate the invasive dune plant, beach vitex. The Conservancy has previously surveyed on foot. Drone flights will reduce our impact on the dunes, will save time, and be more efficient in locating plants. The drone will be flown relatively high and has a pre-planned flight path. A typical...


Legacy of Dr. Bob Timmons on Bald Head Island Dr. Bob Timmons passed away on Sunday August 9, but left an enormous legacy on Bald Head Island. Two of his island friends and BHIC/SILT partners, Keith Bradley and Gene Douglas, describe this legacy below. Keith Bradley Dr. Bob Timmons and his wife Sylvia settled on Bald Head Island as “pioneers” and immediately realized the need for volunteerism...


Look where sea turtle mom Billie's #TurtleTravels have taken her! After laying her first nest on Bald Head Island in 2007, she traveled north and remained in the coastal waters of Virginia, near Chesapeake Bay for several months. When water temperatures in this area became cool in the winter, she moved south to Onslow Bay, where she appeared to be settling in for the winter. Her transmitter stopped sending signals...