Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Teaching the public about the cultural heritage and natural history of the Lowcountry
HONEY HORN EXPERIENCE
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| ||The property has three boardwalks that extend over Jarvis Creek. Low tide at the Osprey Outlook Boardwalk, you will see the Smooth Cord Grass growing in the marsh, oyster beds at the edge of the creek and fiddler crabs on the exposed mud flats. Find out how the tide works and what a clapper rail sounds like. At high tide, water covers the flats and most of the grass. As you look carefully at Oyster Alley Boardwalk, you will see more Smooth Grass Cord. It survives daily flooding that comes with the tide. Can you see the salt crystals that are secreted through the leaves’ surfaces? Fiddler Crab Boardwalk is where you keep an eye out for the Fiddler crabs or evidence of their burrows on the flats next to the boardwalk. Males wave their large claws as a territorial or courtship display. Interpretive panels, interactive exhibits and viewing scopes are installed on each of our three boardwalks |
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|AROUND THE HORN TRAILS || |
| || Traverse the 68 acre Honey Horn property by taking a walk on the Around the Horn Trail. This three-quarter mile long oyster shell trail will allow you to see all there is to see here. The trail begins at the Discovery House and leads to all boardwalks, the Butterfly Enclosure, the Heritage Garden, the property's cemetary and many of Honey Horn's early twentieth century buildings. Along the way you will encounter interpretive panels, interactive exhibits, and the Museum's active bee colony where Honey Horn Honey is produced! A portion of this trail includes the Lion's Tail, a guide rope for the visually impaired.|
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|KAREN WERTHEIMER BUTTERFLY ENCLOSURE || |
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The 1200 square foot butterfly habitat is open daily (free admission) and is home to some 13 species of native butterflies to the Lowcountry. During your walk through the enclosure you will discover what types of plants are necessary to sustain butterflies throughout their lifecycle. You will encounter butterfly eggs, caterpillars, and chrysalis. And if you are lucky, witness a chrysalis evolve into an adult butterfly. Interpretive panels will provide additional information on the anatomy of the butterfly and how you can help them thrive.
A Butterfly Discovery Tour (fees apply) is offered Monday at 10am and Wednesday at 3pm during the butterfly season.
The enclosure is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 until 3:00 p.m.
For Guided Tour Only:Adults $10, Child $5 (ages 4-12) Reservations suggested. 843-689-6767 ext 223.
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|LOWCOUNTRY HERITAGE GARDEN || |
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The large garden plot contains a variety of Lowcountry flora....trees, bushes, vegetables and palms. Learn the historical relevance of these plants. Find out which plants were used for medicinal purposes, clothing, and household goods. See indigo, rice, cotton plants and sweetgrass. Another section of the garden focuses on typical Lowcountry crops to include corn, okra, beans, sweet potatoes, collards and more. All plants/trees/bushes are labeled.
|CAMELLIA GARDEN|| |
Over 100 camellia varieties are on display in this garden, located next to the Mary Ann Peeples Pavilion. There are two varieties of the common tea plant Camellia sinensis, and several varieties of the ornamental species Camellia japonica, Camellia sasanqua and Camellia heimalis with great variety of bloom color, size and form. This camellia garden was donated to the Musuem by Fred and Donna Manske, a Museum advocate and past Museum Board Member.