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

Wednesday Sep 28, 2022

12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Brown Bag Lunch: Walnut Grove

Conservancy Classroom or Online

Located in what is now the Barge Landing neighborhood, Walnut Grove Plantation was one of the first plantations established at Palmetto Bluff. Join the Conservancy’s Archaeologist, Dr. Mary Socci, for an overview of the history and details of what the excavations revealed.

Walk-ins welcome.

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Thursday Sep 29, 2022

8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

PBC Birding: Sandhill Loop

Meet at the Wilson Village Post Office

What birds are flying over the pine-covered sand dunes of Sandhill Loop? Let’s find out!

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

Friday Sep 30, 2022

5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

PBC Trivia

Conservancy Classroom

The focus of the Conservancy’s hikes and lectures has been educating people about the natural and historical aspects of the Lowcountry. After years of conducting programs, we have decided it is time to put your knowledge to the test! Compete in 4 rounds consisting of ecological, historical, and Conservancy-specific topics to see who will come out on top as Conservancy aficionado. All are welcome to join but only one will walk home with the prize!

Walk-ins welcome.

Tuesday Oct 4, 2022

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Explore PBC: Fishing with the Conservancy

Meet at the Conservancy Classroom

Join the Conservancy Team as we load up in the tour truck and visit the best spot for catching catfish at the Bluff. Any fish we get will be catch and release, but feel free to come back and snag yourself some dinner!

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

Thursday Oct 6, 2022

8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

PBC Birding: Cemetery Marsh Nature Trail

Meet at the Conservancy Classroom

What birds are moving along the habitat transition of the Cemetery Marsh Trail? Join the Conservancy Educator Aaron and find out!

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

Thursday Oct 6, 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 Oct 7, 2022

1 p.m. to 3 p.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.

Friday Oct 7, 2022

6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

First Friday Lecture: Moths of Congaree National Park

Conservancy Classroom or Online

Congaree National Park is the only National Park in South Carolina, and an excellent example of bottomland hardwood forest in the upper coastal plain. The park hosts a population of state-listed Rafinesque’s big-eared bats, which primarily eat moths. Due to the presence of this imperiled species, Congaree National Park formed a team of researchers who studied the moth diversity present at the park to elucidate the food available for these bats. Join us as we welcome Dr. Brian Scholtens of the College of Charleston who was part of the team that studied Congaree’s moth population. Dr. Scholtens will discuss how they conducted their research and will describe some of the 1,000+ species of moth they documented at the park.

Walk-ins welcome.

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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.