Unfolding this Valentine’s Day

As February unfolds, the Golden Isles emerge as a haven for nature enthusiasts, offering a plethora of sights and experiences waiting to be discovered. This month, I invite you to embark on a journey through the untamed beauty of our coastal landscape, where every turn reveals another marvel of nature.
1. Beachcombing Adventures: February brings low tides and calm seas, making it the perfect time for beachcombing along our pristine shores. From colorful seashells to intricate driftwood sculptures, the beach becomes a treasure trove of natural wonders. Take a leisurely stroll along the water’s edge, and let the rhythm of the waves guide you as you discover the hidden gems scattered along the coastline.
2. Birdwatching Extravaganza: As winter transitions into spring, coastal Georgia becomes a temporary home to a myriad of migratory birds seeking refuge in its marshes and estuaries. Grab your binoculars and be on the lookout for these temporary visitors or our more permanent residents: elegant herons, majestic eagles, and colorful warblers. Whether you’re a seasoned birder or a novice enthusiast, the sights and sounds of our coastal birdlife are sure to leave you in awe.
3. Marshland Magic: Explore the tranquil beauty of the Golden Isles salt marshes, where winding waterways and lush grasses create a serene oasis teeming with life. February marks the beginning of the nesting season for many coastal bird species, making it an ideal time to observe nesting behaviors and newborn chicks. Take a kayak tour or simply find a quiet spot along the marsh’s edge to witness the magic of new life unfolding in our “marvelous marshes of Glynn.”
 
In the Golden Isles, nature isn’t just a backdrop – it’s an integral part of the living experience. Let the beauty of nature be your guide, and let the serenity of coastal Georgia’s landscapes inspire you to make and love your home amidst its natural treasures.

Catherine McCrary

+ Observe the red color in the sky at sunset this month.
 
+ The full Snow moon will rise on February 24 at 6:37 pm .
 
St. Simons Land Trust Oyster Roast

Once again this was a fabulous event. What a perfect evening for seeing old friends and new, all supporting the preservation of the natural and scenic character of the island. Here I am with two of my high school best friends, Steve Schoettle, owner of the famous Sea Island Forge and Nathan Brock, a great local architect at Wiregrass Studio. I highly recommend both of them!
Save the date for the 25th Annual SSLT Oyster Roast. January 25, 2025.

Do you see the Cooper’s Hawk?
I spotted him when I was going to put the for sale sign in the yard at my new listing, 108 Mews Circle. These hawk’s are smaller than other hawks and are common in suburban areas where they stalk feeders in search of prey.

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