Thursday, August 4, 2011

Marianne Ballantine's photos take you inside island wetlands

Todd and Marianne Ballantine of Ballantine Environmental Resources perform biological monitoring of the wetlands inside Palmetto Hall and Hilton Head Plantation. The wetlands are sustained with Hilton Head PSD reclaimed water.

Marianne's photos give us a rare and beautiful glimpse inside these vital wetlands ...

An endangered Wood Stork sits on a branch in Whooping Crane Pond Conservancy in Hilton Head Plantation. Todd Ballantine tells us that reclaimed water has preserved the Wood Stork's shallow-pool habitat in the wetlands.

Reclaimed water sustains this shallow pool in Cypress Conservancy in Hilton Head Plantation --
vital habitat for the endangered Wood Stork.
A Yellow-Bellied Turtle in Whooping Crane Pond Conservancy in Hilton Head Plantation.

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