Audubon Golf Cart Tour May 6

Courtesy of Skidaway Audubon

The island’s first-ever golf cart tour highlighting many of Skidaway Audubon’s environmental projects will be held May 6 along the picturesque Terrapin Point golf course.

New residents, non-golfing residents, and others at The Landings who never have had the opportunity to see and learn about Audubon’s activities and experience the magnificent scenery that is the backdrop for these beneficial projects, are especially welcome.

Participants will learn about Audubon’s terrapin turtle rescue project, the bird trail, bat houses, and pollinator garden projects. The tour is limited to 80 people. Sign up online ( no later than May 1. Participants are expected to bring their own golf carts.

Beginning at 10 a.m., and again at 10:30 a.m., the guided tour will caravan in staggered intervals to the various points of interest where their tour guide or other Audubon volunteer will explain each site’s project. The tour begins and ends at the far right parking lot at the Palmetto Clubhouse.

“Turtle season will be in full swing, so it is possible we may see a mamma turtle or two coming ashore to lay eggs in the bunkers during the tour,” noted Skidaway Audubon President Dawn Cordo. "Diamondback terrapins are a species of special concern as their numbers were decimated years ago when they were widely used in soups. Audubon’s nationally recognized diamondback rescue project is making measurable strides in countering those losses."

Participants will receive a map highlighting many of The Landings’ natural and historic treasures, and several Audubon projects as well. According to Audubon Executive Committee Member and tour organizer Beth Powers, the tour should conclude well before noon, but a water bottle and insect spray may be useful. The rain date is May 13. The tour is free, but donations always are welcome.

“We appreciate the cooperation of The Landings Golf and Athletic Club with whom we partner on many of our projects,” said Cordo, noting that the tour takes place on a day when the Terrapin Point course is closed. 

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