The Daufuskie Island Conservancy will sponsor a Pinckney Island Field Trip on Monday, May
9, 2022 from 9:30a.m. – 11:30a.m. We will take a walking tour of Pinckney Island and experience
nature while viewing the salt marshes and maritime forest. The private tour will be led by Dawn Brut,
an experienced naturalist with the Coastal Discovery Museum.
The tour explores three different habitats: the Salt Marsh, the Maritime Forest, and a fresh
water lagoon. The island’s Ibis Pond Lagoon is known for its active wading-bird rookery which offers
great bird watching opportunities between April and August.
The Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge, located at the northern tip of Hilton Head about ½ mile
west off Highway 278 was once included in the plantation of Major General Charles Cotesworth
Pinckney, a prominent lawyer in South Carolina politics and a signer of the United States
Constitution. The Land was donated in 1975 to the Fish and Wildlife Service.
We will meet at the Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge parking lot at 9:30 a.m.
There is a limit of eighteen people on the private tour, so reservations are required. There is a
fee of $12 per person. Because of the limitation, we invite Daufuskie Island Conservancy
members and their guests. Please bring a check made out to Daufuskie Island Conservancy
or cash with you to the event.
Reserve your spot by contacting: Cathy Andrews at email@example.com
as soon as possible. Note: there is no bathroom facility on Pinckney Island.