South Carolina Wildlife intern Grant McClure discusses his affinity for South Carolina’s often maligned trash fish including the longnose gar, oyster toadfish and southern stingray in this four-part anecdotal essay with illustrations by artist Duane Raver.
SCDNR Marine Education Intern Alexandra Key shares photographs of coastal organisms caught aboard the Discovery during an educational workshop exploring the Ashepoo River in South Carolina’s ACE Basin, and expresses her gratitude for the diversity of the state’s marine natural resources.
Spartanburg High School (Team A) won the 2018 South Carolina Envirothon competition held at the Sandhill Research and Education Center in Columbia in May. The group of students will now go on to represent South Carolina in July at the National Conservation Foundation’s Envirothon in Pocatello, Idaho.
South Carolina Wildlife Intern Grant McClure reflects on his first month taking pictures, writing and working for the magazine at SCDNR’s downtown Columbia office. Filled with self-deprecating humor, this internship update covers the ups, downs and learning curves of starting a new internship.
Horry-Georgetown Technical College students Jessica Edwards and Hailey Gibbons share wildlife photography from their summer spent measuring black walnut trees in Nebraska as part of a forestry research project. Here are just a few shots they have captured for South Carolina Wild.
A group of Blythewood High School students recently took flight in kayaks to conduct research for their senior project. They explored Goodale State Park to learn how wetlands function as the “kidneys of the landscape,” purifying water systems and providing a barrier against flooding.
Spring break for University of South Carolina senior Jackson Bland is one that he will treasure for a lifetime. Skiff along with Jackson and his father as they pole through marsh flats, soak in the beauty of a Lowcountry low-tide, and laugh about “missed shots and clumsy fish.”
A Lowcountry reunion takes a sharp turn when the Leonardi family spots an injured infant fox squirrel in need of assistance. This twist of fate sets the course for a high-speed recovery, neighborhood chase, and a heart-tugging, happy ending at Magnolia Gardens. Roey Leonardi tells how the lil speedster got his name.