For Budding Coastal Ecologists

To supplement the "Keeping the May River Wild" program earlier this month, I prepared two lists of library materials about coastal ecology and documentary film-making to share with participants and online customers.

You can find the lists on coastal ecology through the "Coastal Ecology" bookbag I am sharing through the SC LENDS catalog. You can see the contents of the bookbag on "Documentary Film-making," too!

The coastal ecology hand-out includes links to online information in our "Local History and Nature" web pages on the marshes, shrimp, snakes and spiders, tides, sea foam, etc. Please contact me ( or telephone 255-6446) if you'd like a hardcopy of the hand-out.

On this Thanksgiving Day, I hope that you are as thankful as I am for the bounty of nature in whose midst we reside. We should always be mindful of its beauty and its fragility. Happy Thanksgiving.

About the Author

Grace Cordial has been responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Beaufort District Collection at the Beaufort County Library since 1999.  The Beaufort District Collection exists to acquire, preserve, maintain and make accessible a research collection of permanent value which records the history, culture, and environment of our part of the South Carolina lowcountry.  Besides the research room, Cordial manages the “Virtual BDC:” the BDC web pages, the Online Obituary Index, two digital collections, a new BDC.BCL Facebook page, and the Connections blog.  
Among her duties is to coordinate or present programs about local history, Gullah culture, and our coastal environment, including occasional instructional sessions about how to perform historical and/or genealogical research.