Eco Tips Blog Posts

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…

A Force of Nature

October 10th, 2016

October in the Lowcountry boasts some of the best weather of the year, and it also marks the end of the most active period of our annual hurricane season. While the destruction and devastation that hurricanes bring is undeniable, there are positive effects that they have in our ecosystem. Many of the local plants and… Read More…

The Changing View of the Lowcountry Salt Marsh

September 28th, 2016

First time visitors to Hilton Head get quite a surprise when they first encounter the waterways near our sandy shores. Unlike most coastal areas, there is no crisp divide between land and water. Instead, our creeks and rivers are flanked by miles of tidal salt marsh. In fact, the states of Georgia and South Carolina are home to… Read More…

Distinctly Dolphins

August 29th, 2016

Research on dolphins and their behaviors took off in the middle of the last century. As scientists, like Jacques Cousteau, explored the biology and sociology of these animals, incredible findings were revealed. These magnificent creatures were found to have unusually large brains, a complicated social structure, highly intelligent hunting techniques and very interesting skin. Dolphin… Read More…

How to Have a Fabulous Fourth on the Water

June 29th, 2016

As June draws to a close, one of the most exciting days of the Hilton Head calendar draws near—July 4th! Not only is it the best party of the year, it is also the pinnacle of our summer season; a reminder that there are only four more months of fun in the sun left before the… Read More…

Marsh Wrens

June 20th, 2016

Lowcountry marshes are vibrant places in spring and summer. The beautiful bubbly song of the Marsh Wren adds to the majestic nature of our environment. Keep an eye—and an ear—out for these abundant small marsh birds. Marsh Wrens, Cistothorus palustris, are small brown-and-yellow birds with thin bills, a dark cap and white eye lines that… Read More…

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