Survey techniques and protocols are described for estimating deer herd size through driving and spotlighting animals. The survey involves a driver and two observers who attempt to identify deer by age class and sex. Combining spotlight survey data with data from managed hunts will improve information for deer herd management decisions.
(123) Gaddy, Laurie. 1983. Notes on the autumnal northward migration of the cloudless sulphur, Phoebis sennae (Pieridae), along the South Carolina coast. Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society, 37:166-167.
This article presents data regarding cloudless sulphur migration patterns along the South Carolina coast. The preferred area of travel appears to be over saltmarsh just inland of the barrier islands.
(124) Gaines, K.F., A.L. Bryan, Jr. and P.M. Dixon. 2000. The effects of drought on foraging habitat selection of breeding wood storks in coastal Georgia. Waterbirds, 23:64-73.
Wood stork habitat use and breeding success was examined at 3 coastal Georgia locations for 1 dry season and 2 normal rainfall years. During the dry season wood storks used estuarine habitats much more than freshwater habitats for foraging. The dry season breeding success was found to be less than half of a normal rainfall year.
(125) Griffin, J.C. 2001. Bobcat ecology on developed and less-developed portions of Kiawah island, South Carolina. Masters Thesis (Abstract), University of Georgia, Athens.
14 radio-collared bobcats were monitored for several attributes on Kiawah Island, South Carolina. The attributes were compared between bobcats that used the developed portion of the island versus the bobcats that used the undeveloped portion of the island. Bobcats in the developed portion of the island were found to have larger home and core range sizes, and increased movement rates.
(126) Helm, A.C., N.S. Nicholas, S.M. Zedaker and S.T. Young. 1991. Maritime forest on Bull Island, Cape Romaine, South Carolina. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club, 118:170-175.
This study documents the maritime forest of Bull Island, South Carolina. Permanent plots were created in pine stands, and oak/tallow stands. Measurements were taken for three classes, overstory, understory, and herbaceous layer strata.