SINHG Members Explore On Land And Sea This Fall

Members of the Seabrook Island Natural History Group (SINHG) traveled all over the Lowcountry on October’s SINHG Trip schedule.

During a tour of The Citadel, members learned the importance of the treasured Citadel Ring, bestowed at the beginning of each cadet’s Senior year (and that newly-shaved freshman are called “nobs”).

Fifteen members took to Horseshoe Creek via kayak spotting the creek’s abundant birdlife, with sightings of the Pileated Woodpecker, while a dozen SINHG members viewed downtown through the lens of the city’s Charleston Renaissance of the early 20th century.

Another tour focused on the South of Broad and French Quarter neighborhoods, culminating in a delicious lunch at the historic State Street dining room, based on recipes from the city’s 19th century cookbooks.

Two member groups enjoyed a tour of Charleston Harbor and the Intercoastal Waterway aboard the 24-foot SS Charleston, taking in along the way Shem Creek, the iconic Ravenel Bridge and Fort Sumter.

October’s trips concluded with an Easy Rider Bike tour through Old Mount Pleasant and Sullivan’s Island.

SINHG Trips for members will continue through early December. To learn more about SINHG Trips and membership, visit

-Submitted by Norm Powers, for SINHG