Join Nicholas Wallover, SC DNR staff, in an evening tagging event of the fascinating Horseshoe Crabs. Every spring the beaches of South Carolina are inundated with horseshoe crabs as they leave the water to spawn at high tide. This is a great opportunity to learn about the critical role the Horseshoe Crabs play in both wildlife conservation and human health!
The event will start with an indoor lesson at the Eagles Nest and then move to the Bloody Point beach where we will commence capturing and tagging crabs once they begin to emerge at dusk. Be prepared to wade in knee deep water in the dark — so wear close-toed shoes; no sandals. Bring a flashlight, bug spray and a jacket (always colder as the sun goes down.)
Nicholas Wallover is the Regional Biologist for the ACE Basin National Estuarine Research Reserve with the SC Department of Natural Resources. He has also worked with the Coastal Bird and Marine Turtle programs with the state. His time is split between field work with non-game marine species and engaging the public on how to contribute to conservation. He received his M.S. from the College of Charleston.
We invite you to join us for dinner beforehand at 6pm at the Eagles Nest.
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Beach Tagging Horseshoe Crabs
Presented by Nicholas Wallover
When: 7pm, Saturday, June 4th
Where: The Eagles Nest Restaurant, Bloody Point
Admission: Free for Conservancy Members, $5 for non-members