The keepers and teachers of the modern world

With a vast outdoor classroom at our fingertips, the Palmetto Bluff Conservancy team members are ambassadors to each resident and guest, introducing them to this landscape in ways large and small, structured and informal. Tours, classes and workshops, programs, research and field trips are all available to facilitate this environmental learning process.

Conservancy Events

Friday Aug 12, 2022

9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Explore PBC: Snakes of Oak Island

Meet at the Conservancy Classroom

Oak Island is an area burned every year at Palmetto Bluff. This annual fire regime creates a diverse understory that is attractive to rodents and the snakes feeding on them. Join the Conservancy as we search for these sleek reptiles under cover boards and natural hiding places.

• Closed-toed shoes and long pants required.
• Reservations required through: info@pbconservancy.org.

Wednesday Aug 17, 2022

12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Brown Bag Lunch: Snakes of South Carolina

Conservancy Classroom or Online

The Southeast is home to more than 50 species of snake, 38 of which can be found in South Carolina and only 6 of which are venomous. Join Lydia Moore, Research and Education Coordinator, as she talks about the diversity of snakes in South Carolina and the beneficial roles they play in our ecosystems.

Walk-ins welcome.

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Thursday Aug 18, 2022

8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Explore PBC: Creatures of the Night

Meet at the Conservancy Classroom

What goes bump in the night? Join the Conservancy as we head out into the woods to look and listen for nocturnal wildlife residing at Palmetto Bluff. We will listen for bats using ultrasonic bat detectors, check light trap for insects, and even meet with Conservancy staff conducting bat research!

• Head lamps, closed-toed shoes and long pants required.
• To protect the bats, face masks must be on-hand when researchers are collecting data from a bat.
• Reservations required through: info@pbconservancy.org

Friday Aug 19, 2022

9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Explore PBC: Marsh Ecology

Meet at the Conservancy Classroom

What lives in the salt marsh? Come find out as we stroll along the marsh edge to Moreland Landing and discuss the ecology of the marsh. Once at the Landing, we will check crab traps, throw cast nets, and search for critters under the Moreland dock!

• Closed-toed shoes and long pants required.
• Reservations required through: info@pbconservancy.org.

Wednesday Aug 24, 2022

9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Explore PBC: Road to Anson

Meet at the Conservancy Classroom

New to Palmetto Bluff and wish to have a glimpse of what the Conservancy does? Join us as we travel down Whitehouse Road, stopping at various locations to observe areas where we conduct research and land management. At the end, we will see the stunning view of the New River from what will one day be Anson Village.

• Closed-toed shoes and long pants required.
• Reservations required through: info@pbconservancy.org.

This event is fully committed.


Friday Aug 26, 2022

9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Explore PBC: Snakes of Headwaters Nature Trail

Meet at the Wilson Village Post Office

Snakes are largely misunderstood, and we want to share our admiration for these ecologically important creatures with you. Join us as we walk the Headwaters Nature Trail and search for these legless reptiles under fallen branches, bark, and coverboards. What’s a coverboard? Come find out!

• Closed-toed shoes and long pants required.
• Reservations required through: info@pbconservancy.org.

Thursday Sep 1, 2022

9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Explore PBC: Wilson Cemetery Walk

Meet at the Wilson Village Post Office

Join our archaeologist, Dr. Mary Socci, as we stroll among the cemeteries of Wilson Village and hear tales of the lives of those who lay at rest.

• Closed-toed shoes and long pants required.
• Reservations required through: info@pbconservancy.org.

Friday Sep 2, 2022

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Volunteer Day - Pollinator Garden

Meet at the Conservancy Classroom

Do you need volunteer hours or just want to get your hands dirty? Aaron Palmieri, Conservancy Educator, will be spending the morning tending to the pollinator garden in Moreland Village. We will be weeding the garden beds and checking if any plants need some TLC.

• Gardening gloves, closed-toed shoes, and long pants required.
• Reservations required through: info@pbconservancy.org.

Thursday Sep 8, 2022

1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Explore PBC: Marsh Ecology

Meet at the Conservancy Classroom

What lives in the salt marsh? Come find out as we stroll along the marsh edge to Moreland Landing and discuss the ecology of the marsh. Once at the Landing, we will check crab traps, throw cast nets, and search for critters under the Moreland dock!

• Closed-toed shoes and long pants required.
• Reservations required through: info@pbconservancy.org.

Friday Sep 9, 2022

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Explore PBC: Hog Island

Meet at the Conservancy Classroom

Join the Conservancy team on a hike around the varied habitats of Hog Island. From the beautiful evergreen wetlands and saltmarsh to the pine and hardwood uplands, this is a fascinating area to explore.

• Closed-toed shoes and long pants required.
• Reservations required through: info@pbconservancy.org.

Donate.

This land has been managed for thousands of years. Our goal is to continue those efforts, even in the many conservation areas, nature preserves, interpretive trails, wetlands and predevelopment locations that are rarely visited. We maximize diversity. We protect and, where needed, restore. To make a donation, please click below.