If you are a bird hobbyist or animal advocate, you probably were aware of the Great Backyard Bird Count' that recently took place February 12-15, 2021. In addition to the joy and beauty backyard birds bring to our lives, GBBC — and similar initiatives — collect data that helps determine migration patterns, as well as threats and potential extinction of certain species.
Wild Birds Unlimited, Cornell Lab & National Audubon Society
The GBBC truly makes our backyard feathered friends literally an...
== KIDD TOON: The Kidd & Insurrection
The Kidd’s take on Trump’s Insurrection is thought provoking, as is illustrated by Jack Pittman and myself.
At the heart of the ex-president’s impeachment trial is Trump's role is inciting insurrection on Jan. 6, 2021. The riot at the US Capitol, which left five people dead, includes one Capitol Police officer. In a speech that day in front of the White House, Trump urged supporters to march to the Capitol. The siege of the Capitol bui…
== Who would have thought South African variants of COVID-19 could surface in SC, USA? ==
The Kidd is monitoring the traffic as we speak . . .
Health authorities have identified the first U.S. cases of Covid-19 caused by a fast-spreading variant of the coronavirus initially seen in South Africa, in two people in South Carolina.
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== Tourism Tale of the Lowcountry, SC ==
Peach Morrison, the Executive Director Lowcountry & Resort Islands Tourism Commission recently told this tale to syndicated tourism writer Patti Nickell during an interview. Subsequently, the story was distributed vastly online and in print throughout the Lowcountry in South Carolina and other states in the South.
*Tale of the Three Lowcountry Sisters*
Charleston, being the oldest sister is very well established, so she is a bit stuck up. Savannah is t...
This is great FUN for the kids. Jack Pittman and I are thrilled to be involved.
[You can enlarge the cartoon below to make it easier for them to view, read and complete.]
Kidd Millennium is joining the National Society of Cartoonists' BIG THANK YOU HUNT OF 2020 to all the generous volunteers and essential workers who are helping everyone during this crisis. More than 70 comic strips and panels will be involved.
In kidd's toon there are 6 key symbols:
1. Mask (for medical workers and caregiver...
Habersham’s Ron Callari captured friend and turtle whisperer Vicki Anne Nestor on Friday, May 15, sending off the first momma sea turtle to have buried her nest in the morning – most visits are nocturnal – on the beach at Hunting Island. Notice she maintained good social distancing skills. To submit a Lowcountry Life photo, you must be the photographer or have permission to submit the photo to be published in The Island News. Please submit high-resolution photos and include a description and/o...
As a Friends of Hunting Island (FOHI) volunteer for the last 3 years, I've had the pleasure of volunteering to preserve one of the most threatened creatures on the planet. Dating back 145 million years, the loggerhead sea turtle has been around since the time of the dinosaurs. In 1988, the this sea turtle became the state reptile of South Carolina.
Now living in the Age of the Coronavirus, how have the loggerheads and the FOHI volunteers adapted to this global pandemic?
Turbulent times require turbulent pleas. This week we find the kidd bargaining with God for something we thought he'd never do. But with this 'sheltering in place' sequestering kids from school, the kidd is praying that he could finally go back to school just to get out of the house. And while this isn't his Last RITES, per say, kidd see this as his Last RIGHTS, after asking all others in power to make this happen.
This week the Kidd is put to the ultimate test when he tries to negotiate with God, regarding our current and most deadly existential threat -- the Coronavirus.
While the Almighty is thinking of ending his "human experiment" on planet Earth, the kidd is pleading for a little more time . . . which just so aptly happens to be another "Millennium."
Brought to you by moi and the award-winning illustrator Jack Pittman.
What're your thoughts, my fellow humans?
Fibropapillomatosis (FP) in sea turtles is a debilitating, infectious disease characterized by single or multiple tumors that may develop anywhere on a turtle's body. FP mainly affects green turtles (Chelonia mydas) but has been reported in loggerheads, Kemp's Ridley and leatherbacks.
For those who believe that satire died in 1729 with Jonathan Swift's 'A Modest Proposal' think again. Satirist Paul Duncan, 'The Out And Abouter' is here to tell you that humans are the greatest assault on our planet. That perhaps by eradicating homo sapiens from the equation, terra firma might have a better chance at surviving. That perhaps euphemistically speaking 'people' are the 'white elephant' in the room, creating what Al Gore has presciently described as out 'Inconvenient Truth.'
Bluffton resident Michelle Gordon was aware she was a finalist to be the Beaufort County School District’s teacher of the year, but she didn’t expect to actually win the top prize.
When her name was called, it was a departure from the laughter she usually causes as a math teacher at Bluffton High School. Somewhat of an oxymoron, while Gordon is known to her students as a jokester, but to become Teacher of the Year was something she took very seriously.
“My students think I’m funny and sometimes a little corny,” she wrote in her application for district teacher of the year, “but it captures t
Kidd takes a jeep ride with legendary Marine General James 'Mad Dog' Mattis and famed Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep after they trade barbs on their new names. It seems they both have been distinguished by the president in a similar way. What's used as an insult becomes a badge of honor.