Field Notes – Salleyland Annual BioBlitz| May 14th, 2022

For the past several years SCPARC members have been invited to visit the 100-acre property of Dr. Whit Gibbons during the first weekend of every May.This year we had yet another spectacular trip to Salleyland! Sixteen SCPARC members joined for this event and were guided around the property by Dr. Whit Gibbons, Mike Gibbons, Jen Gibbons, and Parker Gibbons.

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Field Notes – Salleyland| Dec. 11, 2021

Thank you to Dr. Whit Gibbons, Mike and Parker, for hosting an SCPARC field trip to conclude the 2021 SCPARC Annual Meeting. The following are field notes from the trip written up by Dr. Whit Gibbons…

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Field Notes – Terrapin Sampling in the Kiawah River | Oct. 17 2021

On Sunday, October 17th, a group of SCPARC members met up with terrapin researchers and other volunteers at Mingo Point on Kiawah Island. The objective of the day was to catch as many Diamond-backed Terrapins as possible to be marked, released, and hopefully recaptured again in the future…

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Field Notes – Old Santee Canal Park | May 27, 2021

After a very rainy afternoon in Berkeley County, the storms dissipated and we were left with a cloudy, but dry evening. Temperatures were in the high 70s – low 80s, with a very high humidity. The group met at the Old Santee Canal Park Interpretive Center and were introduced to the park as well as a few of the interpretation animals. An Eastern Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula) was found at the park on Friday and kept until Saturday afternoon…

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Field Notes – Salleyland | May 9, 2021

Thank you to Dr. Whit Gibbons for hosting an SCPARC steering committee trip on his property this weekend! We documented over 15 herp species on this incredibly diverse property. Many species we were able to observe a bit closer in the hand/biting the hand…

Field Notes – Spring Island | Apr. 18, 2021

A big thank you to naturalist Tony Mills for hosting an SCPARC group today on Spring Island! We were able to uncover 5 species of snake, 3 species of lizards, 4 species of turtles, 3 species of frogs, 3 salamander species, and a gator. It was a ton of fun and a great way to observe a variety of herping techniques.

Field Notes – Lynches River County Park | Apr. 11, 2021

Thank you to Dr. Jeff Camper (SCPARC cochair) for leading an field trip for us around Lynches River County Park this past weekend! We tallied over 11 species at this site and had a blast exploring this unique habitat.

2020 Annual Meeting

Due to health concerns with the pandemic, the 2020 annual meeting was held virtually. We had a wide array of presentations and some spectacular speakers. You can find the schedule of events and recordings of the presentations at the link below. 

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