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Conservancy Events


Join the Conservancy team for a series of lectures and luncheons to learn more about the land, history, and environment of Palmetto Bluff and the Lowcountry.*


*Please note: To ensure the safety of members and guests, all Conservancy events are now virtual via Zoom.


Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Virtual Brown Bag Lunch: Prescribed Fire Management
Noon – 1pm
Zoom
Join Justin Hardy, land and wildlife manager for the Conservancy, for a discussion of the benefits of prescribed fire. You’ll understand why we’ve used fire as a management tool at Palmetto Bluff for decades.
Max Capacity: 8 people
Reservations required through info@pbconservancy.org or click on the following link (or copy and paste into your browser) to watch through zoom webinar:https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fYWmw7stSYSKQD14T604oA




Thursday, July 9, 2020
Virtual Critter Craft: Snakes of a Pattern
2 – 3pm
Zoom
Snakes come in an array of beautiful patterns. Some use their pattern for camouflage while others use it to warn off predators. Do you like the pattern of garter snakes? Maybe yellow rat snakes? How about timber rattlesnakes? Join Aaron, Conservancy educator, as we make our own paper snakes!
Items you will need beforehand:
• 6 x pieces of paper (colored construction paper preferred)
• Snake template printed out on paper (6 pages total)
o 1 x head and tail page
o 2 x top/bottom links pages
o 2 x side links pages
o 1 x eye and tongue page
• Glue stick
• Scissors
• Markers (felt-tip is preferred)
Recommended Ages: 6-11
Snake templates can be obtained by contacting us at info@pbconservancy.org.
Click on the following link (or copy and paste into your browser) to register for this kids’ activity: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIkdeqgqz0pGtF3WHRlPX3XNHDtI95gy3BM


Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Virtual Brown Bag Lunch: Ecotones
Noon – 1pm
Zoom
What are ecotones, habitat transitions, and edge effects? Lydia Moore, the Conservancy research and education coordinator, is here to explain the remarkable place between habitats. She will also delve into the good, the bad, and the ugly of edge effects.
Max Capacity: 8 people
Reservations required through info@pbconservancy.org or click on the following link (or copy and paste into your browser) to watch through zoom webinar:https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jrVbO_eFSveoXsZLbCVqWQ




Thursday, July 23, 2020
Virtual Critter Craft: Insect Hotels
2 – 3pm
Zoom
When people think about insect homes, the first thing to come to mind is probably a beehive. However, many beneficial insects rely on hollow stems, holes in wood, and leaf litter to build nests for their young. Join Aaron Palmieri, educator for the Conservancy, as we build homes for insects in our yard!
Items you will need beforehand:
• Large plastic bottle (preferably 2-liter)
• Sticks
• Flower and plant stems
• Pinecones (not too many)
• Grasses
• Pieces of bark
• Bamboo or cane stalks
• String
• Scissors
Recommended Ages: 6-11
Click on the following link (or copy and paste into your browser) to register for this kids’ activity: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcudO2oqDssGtGGxpSCZeqszo6lc-Wt-3Zx


Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Virtual Brown Bag Lunch: General Thomas Drayton and Rephaim Plantation
Noon – 1pm
Zoom
Thomas Fenwick Drayton was thrilled when he bought Rephaim Plantation in the 1840s. Find out why from the Conservancy’s archaeologist, Dr. Mary Socci.
Max Capacity: 8 people
Reservations required through info@pbconservancy.org or click on the following link (or copy and paste into your browser) to watch through zoom webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9zUzJBNjTBOms6a6Uz4y9w



Palmetto Bluff Conservancy August Photo Contest

August 1st – August 31st
August Theme: Insects and Arachnids at the Bluff
The Palmetto Bluff Conservancy hosts a monthly photo contest for residents and guests. We want to see what you’ve seen while enjoying your time at the Bluff! Each month will celebrate a different, Conservancy-related theme. All ages and skill levels are welcome! Photos must be submitted to info@pbconservancy.org to participate.


How are the photos judged?
Conservancy educator, Aaron, will review each submission to ensure the photos meet all requirements. Approved entries will be sent to the Conservancy team to be judged in a blind judging.
Prizes: Each month, the 1st place winner will receive a prize from the Conservancy. Our top three participants will also receive raffle tickets (3 tickets for first place, 2 tickets for second place, and 1 ticket for third place) that will go into a pot for the chance to win a pair of Burn Fest tickets. The drawing will be on October 28th immediately following the Brown Bag Lunch: Ghost Stories of the Bluff.


Rules:
Each participant may submit one photo per month.
All photos must have complete information attached, including subjects, dates, and locations.
All images must be taken at Palmetto Bluff.
Animal and plant photographs must be wild; no captive animals or planted specimens.
The animal must be alive, and the photo be taken under natural conditions and in an ethical manner that places the welfare of the subject above the photographer’s desire to obtain an image.



Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

Virtual Brown Bag Lunch: Snakes of South Carolina
Noon – 1pm
Zoom
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 for the Palmetto Bluff Conservancy, as she talks about the diversity of snakes in South Carolina and the beneficial roles they play in our ecosystems.
Max Capacity: 8 people
Reservations required through info@pbconservancy.org or click on the following link (or copy and paste into your browser) to watch through zoom webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rus2Ejx6QM6mh7iHNYw00w


Thursday, August 6th, 2020

Virtual Critter Game: Fishing the Rainbow
2-3pm
Zoom
Being a fisherman can be a difficult career. Catching the right fish will earn you money but catching too many fish or the wrong kind of fish will have consequences. Join Aaron Palmieri, educator for the Conservancy, as we take on the roles of fishermen and see who can catch their rainbow-colored fish without affecting the ecosystem.
Items you will need beforehand:
• Skittles or m&m’s (large bag)
• Bowl
• 1-3 kitchen utensils (spoon, tongs, measuring cup, chopsticks, spaghetti spoon, etc)
Recommended Ages: 6-11
Click on the following link (or copy and paste into your browser) to register for this kids’ activity: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvceytrjMoEtaI2aSsWCJi8c6C1CrLweGv



Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Virtual Brown Bag Lunch: White-tailed Deer
Noon – 1pm
Zoom
Justin Hardy, the Conservancy’s land and wildlife manager, talks about white-tailed deer biology and the importance of healthy herd management.
Max Capacity: 8 people
Reservations required through info@pbconservancy.org or click on the following link (or copy and paste into your browser) to watch through zoom webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_K1G8wWTeSnC-SRrGOsGkGQ


Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Virtual Marsh Ecology
Noon-1pm
Zoom
The casual observer may look out at the salt marsh and think it is a simple ecosystem with little activity. If you look closer, you can see this is an incredibly biologically diverse habitat. Join us as we display some of the fascinating creatures that call the marsh home and discuss why this ecosystem is such a crucial part of the Lowcountry.
Click on the following link (or copy and paste into your browser) to register for this kids’ activity: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_q0WJ6k-kQcW3oDGKO0Xetg


Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

Virtual Brown Bag Lunch: Turpentine
Noon – 1pm
Zoom
Moonshiners weren't the only ones with stills in the woods of Beaufort County. Come to the Conservancy and find out from our archaeologist, Dr. Mary Socci, how turpentine was made.
Click on the following link (or copy and paste into your browser) to watch through zoom webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iKVpSlAdSfqwlk2yzGSgJg



Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

Virtual Brown Bag Lunch: All About Bluebirds
Noon – 1pm
Zoom
Eastern bluebirds can be found throughout Beaufort County, including right here at Palmetto Bluff. This vibrantly colored bird is adored by many and is seen as a symbol of happiness in multiple cultures. Join Aaron Palmieri, Conservancy educator, as he tells us all about bluebirds!
Max Capacity: 8 people
Reservations required through info@pbconservancy.org or click on the following link (or copy and paste into your browser) to watch through zoom webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1EAoRm0OSlaTENzD8yCRXA

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