Bulls Island Natural Area (S.C.)

Bulls Island is located in the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge near Charleston, South Carolina. The refuge was established in 1932. Stretching for 22 miles along the coast of South Carolina, Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge is a rich natural resource. The ocean, the bays, the coast and the maritime forest , as well as the plants and animals that live in each, make this one of the most productive environments on earth. Each of these is dependent on the delicate balance of the marshlands.

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Bald Eagle | Bulls Island Natural Area (S.C.)
Bald Eagle | Bulls Island Natural Area (S.C.)

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• Haliaeetus leucocephalus • National bird of the United States • 75 - 108 cm (30 - 43 inches) • Adult has white head and tail • Massive yellow bill • Juvenile has dusky head and tail with dark bill •...
Black Necked Stilt | Bulls Island Natural Area (S.C.)
Black Necked Stilt | Bulls Island Natural Area (S.C.)

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• Himantopus mexicanus • 33 - 40 cm (13 - 16 inches) long • Black above, white below • Long neck • Very long red legs • Straight thin bill • Noisy and conspicuous • Aggressive during nesting season
Blue Heron | Bulls Island Natural Area (S.C.)
Blue Heron | Bulls Island Natural Area (S.C.)

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• Ardea herodias • Common large wading bird • 99 - 132 cm (39 - 52 inches) long with wingspan 1.8 m (70 inches) • Gray plumage • Yellow beak • Long legs • Flies with neck folded • Primary diet of fish...
Blue Winged Teal | Bulls Island Natural Area (S.C.)
Blue Winged Teal | Bulls Island Natural Area (S.C.)

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• Anas discors • Small brownish duck with pale blue shoulder patches • 35 - 40 cm (14 - 16 inches) long • Male has gray head and white crescent in front of eye • Female is mottled brown with pale blue...
Bluet | Bulls Island Natural Area (S.C.)
Bluet | Bulls Island Natural Area (S.C.)

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• Hedyotis procumbens • Member of coffee family • Also called Trailing Bluet or Innocence • Perennial herb with shallow roots • Low-growing loose tufts 10 - 15 cm tall • White flowers bloom from July...
Bumblebee | Bulls Island Natural Area (S.C.)
Bumblebee | Bulls Island Natural Area (S.C.)

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• Bombus pennsylvanicus • Face and head mostly black • Black behind the wings • Yellow abdominal segments • Wings smoky • Pollen basket on hind tibia • Adult drinks nectar and eats honey • Larva feeds...