Nature 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…

Lowcountry Oysters

November 11th, 2016

Fall and winter mean Oyster Season in the South. With the humidity lowering and the cool breezes of fall blowing in, there is nothing better than sharing an oyster roast with friends and family. Oysters from Beaufort County are unique in flavor with a salty sweetness unrivaled by oysters from any other area. South Carolina’s… Read More…

Local Shrimp

October 24th, 2016

Hilton Head Island is home to America’s most valuable and popular seafood—shrimp! It’s a good thing that shrimp season is almost year-round with harvests lasting from March through December. The area has two primary species of edible shrimp: brown shrimp and white shrimp. White shrimp, which are more abundant, have light-colored bodies and black tails with… Read More…

Loggerhead Sea Turtles

September 15th, 2016

Sea turtles have been part of our geological fossil records for over 210 million years. There are seven varietal species that can be found around the world in tropical, sub-tropical and temperate waters and all of them are endangered. In the coastal waters of Hilton Head Island, the Loggerhead Sea Turtle is the most common… Read More…

The American Alligator

July 27th, 2016

American Alligators are ancient creatures. They have changed very little biologically in over 150 million years and were able to avoid extinction 65 million years ago when the dinosaurs met their demise. During the mid-1900s they were almost hunted to extinction, but today can be found in abundance throughout the Southeastern United States and are… Read More…

Kayaking the May River

April 18th, 2016

The mighty May River in Bluffton is one of my favorite bodies of water to kayak on. There are a lot of different things to see including untouched marshy wilderness and beautiful old churches. The river’s rich history comprises a time as a Native American travel network, Civil War battle site, steamship port, favorite hunting… Read More…

oncat