Saturday, July 19, 2014

Ocracoke Wildlife & Arthur

Islanders and visitors often wonder how the Ocracoke ponies, bird & sea turtle nests, and other wildlife manage during and after a major hurricane.

Joycelyn Wright, chief biotechnician for the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, has written an informative article for the Ocracoke Current. You can read it here:

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of Ocracoke's Agnes Scott, direct descendant of Agnes Scott for whom the women's college in Decatur, Georgia is named. You can read the Newsletter here:

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous7:17 AM

    Great article & encouraging info on the condition of turtle nests and pony area after Arthur. Always amazing to hear how wildlife survives such strong storms. NC Mainlander had to chuckle when reading about the stallion who took the opportunity to "mingle" with the females while the fences were down. Perhaps there will be a pony named "Arthur" among the Ocracoke herd!!! Also, wonderful to read how the NPS helps each other after storms leave damage behind. Enjoyed the article and learned a lot.