Eco Tips Blog Posts

Baby Birds Galore in the Forest Preserve

July 8th, 2017

One of the many blessings the Sea Pines Forest Preserve offers is a protected natural habitat for wildlife to grow, mature, and reproduce as they did before the development of Hilton Head Island. The Sea Pines Forest Preserve is a sanctuary for many species, but most evident during this time of year are the many… Read More…

Kayaking Hilton Head

June 16th, 2017

The marshes surrounding Hilton Head are a lush wilderness, ideal for exploring by kayak. For thousands of years, small boats have been used to connect these coastal islands for the purposes of trade, family and culture. The modern kayak continues the longstanding Lowcountry tradition of the personal watercraft. If you do one thing while visiting… Read More…

Slithering Into the Sea Pines Forest Preserve

June 12th, 2017

“What kind of snakes live on Hilton Head Island?” This is by far the most popular question guests ask onboard the H2O Alligator and Nature Tours in the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. While there are many different species of snakes inhabiting Hilton Head Island, a few stand out. Species that draw the most attention and… Read More…

Uncommon Sightings

May 23rd, 2017

One of the rarer sightings patrons on the H20 Alligator and Nature Tour enjoy is the Pileated Woodpecker. Although widespread and native to the United States, sightings can prove uncommon. As a guide for H20, I have been blessed to see this animal many times on our tour. It is a unique bird that takes… Read More…

On The Water: Experiencing the Lowcountry by Kayak

May 1st, 2017

In my opinion, kayaking is the best way to experience the Lowcountry’s rich and diverse natural wonders. It’s also a great way to get some exercise, relax, have fun and spend time with friends and family. If you are new to kayaking, don’t be intimidated! This water sport is great for just about everyone. If… Read More…

Celebrate Earth Day

April 15th, 2017

The 47th Earth Day Celebration takes place on April 22, 2017. With events taking place in over 198 countries, Earth Day is the largest environmental protection support day. Here in the Lowcountry, Earth Day is usually a perfect Spring day! Take the opportunity to get outside and give back to the earth that has given… Read More…

The Majestic Osprey

April 11th, 2017

One of the local favorites featured on the H20 Alligator Tour in the Sea Pines Forest Preserve is the Osprey. This majestic bird is a member of the raptor family and a common sight on our tours. Mostly, you can observe these birds circling high above the water searching for prey. They are extremely precise… Read More…

Lagoon Lurkers on Hilton Head

March 27th, 2017

The American Alligator is an iconic image of the Lowcountry and main attraction of the H2O Alligator and Nature Tour. The Sea Pines Forest Preserve is a wonderful place to observe them in their natural environment. Depending on the time of year, you can see these animals basking in the sun or cooling their body… Read More…

Kids in Kayaks

March 1st, 2017

In 2012, several of my Outside Hilton Head colleagues and I formed a task force called The Green Team to address our company’s sustainability. We established company-wide recycling programs, educational initiatives and an outreach curriculum. The goals of the group broadened and, in 2014, a 501(c)3 non-profit was established. Called The Outside Foundation, the organization… Read More…

Animals on Hilton Head Island

December 20th, 2016

It’s a wild world out there! Whether you choose to explore Hilton Head Island by land, sea or air, here is a guide to just a few of the creatures you might encounter on your next adventure. American Alligator Habitat: Freshwater Size: Can grow up to 15 feet long and weigh up to 1,000 pounds… Read More…

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