10/12/2017 - 9:00am to 05/31/2018 - 5:00pm
The Hilton Head Audubon Society will conduct guided walks in the Audubon Newhall Preserve at 10 a.m. Thursdays from Nov.1 through May. Experienced naturalists will discuss the history and wildlife in the preserve. The walks are free, but donations are appreciated. Reservations are not required. The preserve is at 55 Palmetto Bay Road on Hilton Head Island.
Enjoy bird watching on a sunny morning, joining a guided nature walk led by volunteers, or strolling solo through the park’s tree-lined paths.
The Audubon Newhall Preserve was established in 1965 when Caroline “Beany” Newhall recognized the need to protect native plants from the path of development. She convinced Charles Fraser — who shared her love for the environment — to set aside the land for the preserve. Over the years, Newhall spent many hours transplanting plants to this protected environment, and she left an endowment to ensure the preserve’s upkeep.