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Sightings April 2019 – August 2019

April 2019 4/3- Large white tailed deer (2); Male painted bunting 4/12- Blue-gray gnat catcher 4/16- Glass lizard 4/19- Yellow colicroot 4/24- Rose orchid/pogonia; wild onion/garlic May 2019 5/1- Large bald eagle 5/7- Red-headed woodpecker 5/8- Gulf Coast box turtles (4) 5/16- Large white tailed deer 5/20- Baby box turtle 5/24- Green anole 5/30- Fox squirrel June 2019 6/10- American alligator 6/12- Southern flying squirrel 6/26- Gopher tortoise 6/27- Bobwhite quail August 2019 8/12- Tripletail (5) 8/13- Large whitetail deer

We’re looking for volunteers for fall 2019!

It’s already gearing up to be a busy fall at the Grand Bay NERR. Earlier this summer we celebrated our 20th year as a Reserve with an open house for guests. To continue the celebration, our National Estuaries Day event will have even more fun for the family! In addition to our usual “Seaside with the Scientists” event where guests meet our scientists in the estuary by boat, we’ll have exhibitors from other science institutions, activities in and around the Coastal Resources Center, and even cake! This […]

Bayou Buzz: March-November 2018

Hot off the press! Enjoy the latest issue of Grand Bay NERR’s newsletter, Bayou Buzz (March-November 2018)!

Earth Day Art Workshop: Botanical Watercolor with Penny Crawford

Celebrate Earth Day with Grand Bay NERR by exploring botanical watercolor art. Guest instructor Penny Crawford will lead the workshop. Materials and supplies are provided with $40 workshop fee. Update: Workshop fee has been reduced to $30 to more accurately reflect material costs.  Full Instructor Biography: PENELOPE WALLACE CRAWFORD ARTIST BIOGRAPHY 2018   Penny was born and raised in Louisiana. She and her husband moved to Diamondhead, MS from Slidell, LA just in time for hurricane Katrina.  Drawing and an interest in nature were always a […]

Bayou Buzz: November 2017 – February 2018

Hot Off the Press! See what all the Buzz is about with our brand new newsletter Bayou Buzz! Inside you’ll find all sorts of fun articles from what’s happening here at the Reserve to research being done, and even learn about featured plants and animals! Check it out! Bayou Buzz (October-Feb18)

December Adventure Quencher: Star Party 2017

This year’s Star Party occurred on December 16, 2017, just past the peak viewing days for the Geminid Meteor Shower. But that didn’t stop some of our guests from seeing a few stray Geminid meteors! After a couple hours of partly cloudy skies, guests were treated to perfect clear skies for good views of the winter constellations. Our hayrides shuttled families to the Bayou Heron boat launch, where our telescopes, binoculars, and stargazing apps were set up by some of our staff and volunteers. Back […]

Bayou Buzz: July-October 2017

Hot Off the Press! See what all the Buzz is about with our brand new newsletter Bayou Buzz! Inside you’ll find all sorts of fun articles from what’s happening here at the Reserve to research being done, and even learn about featured plants and animals! Check it out! Bayou Buzz (July-October 2017)

Grand Bay NERR’s 18th Birthday Recap

Grand Bay NERR celebrates 18th birthday with a bash Thank you, JaxCoHome, for being a part of and capturing our 18th celebration of being designated as a NERR.

Grand Bay NERR’s Newsletter: Bayou Buzz

Hot Off the Press!   See what all the Buzz is about with our brand new newsletter Bayou Buzz! Inside you’ll find all sorts of fun articles from what’s happening here at the Reserve to research being done, and even learn about featured plants and animals! Check it out! Bayou Buzz (March-June17).pub

December Adventure Quencher: Star Party 2016

On December 17, 2016, the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve hosted their annual Star Party. This party was the Reserve’s monthly “Adventure Quencher,” where the public is invited to visit the NERR to participate in activities to become better stewards of the environment, all while having fun! A record number of 338 guests made it out to the Reserve to partake in all the Star Party fun. This year’s activities included a hayride to the boat launch for stargazing and learning about light pollution, […]

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