River Road

April Well Living

Honoring the Earth

Well Living is a celebration of the diversity of life and the people and connections that make our lives full. In April, we will focus on honoring the Earth.

Here at Palmetto Bluff, it’s easy to see what an incredible gift we have in the land and waters of the Lowcountry. It is important for us to continue to appreciate and learn about all that exists within our environment and how we can ensure its health for many generations to come. Our connection with nature is a mutually beneficial relationship. The love we give to the earth comes back to us many times over.

Reserve using our Experience Well Living offer and receive a $250 per stay spa credit, complimentary nightly valet parking, a daily breakfast credit and a custom Well Living welcome amenity.

Conservationists & Artists

Cassie Beato

Cassie Beato

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Palmetto Bluff Conservancy

Jay Walea

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Aaron Palmiere, Conservancy Educator

Aaron Palmieri

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Camp Arnold

Camp Arnold

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Ellen Difazio Art

Ellen DiFazio

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April Events

Entire Month of April

Spotlight on Oyster Recycling
According to the Coastal Conservation League, only 10% of our local oyster shells get recycled back into our waterways. Why does this matter? Our baby oysters need shells to adhere to for their growth. This means that our oyster population growth is limited by the amount of oyster shells available in the waterways. Our culinary and service team have committed to an ongoing recycling program that will bring 100% of our oyster shells back into the May River for continuing the oyster population.

Artistry in the Library with Ellen DiFazio
Inn Library
See a display of local artist Ellen Difazio’s work in the Inn Library. Ellen is a multidisciplinary artist whose soulful work is inspired by the natural world. From painting to photography to ceramics, Ellen derives intense happiness when her work brings pleasure and awareness of our world’s beauty to others.

Tuesday, April 2

Research Excursion: Bluebird Surveys
9:00am | Meet at Conservancy Classroom
Do you want to see what happens on a bluebird survey? Spend the morning with our Educator, Aaron, as he monitors his portion of the 70+ bluebird boxes spread throughout Palmetto Bluff.
Complimentary; Email [email protected] for reservations

Friday, April 5

Shark Tooth Island
10:00am – 3:00pm | Outside Palmetto Bluff
Enjoy a 4-hour River Cruise with a stop at Shark Tooth Island where you can hunt for shells, shark teeth and other ocean treasures.
$125/guest; Reservations required

First Friday Lecture: Snakes of the Lowcountry
6:00pm – 7:00pm | Meet at Conservancy Classroom
Bring the entire family to the Conservancy to hear Tony Mills, Education Director for the Lowcountry Institute, discuss the native snakes of the Lowcountry. And of course, there will be live snakes!
Complimentary; Email [email protected] for reservations

Monday, April 8

Eclipse Viewing
1:30pm | Octagon Dock
Witness the awe-inspiring spectacle of a total solar eclipse as the moon completely obscures the sun, plunging the world into momentary darkness and revealing the radiant corona of the sun in a breathtaking celestial display.
Complimentary

Wednesday, April 10

Nature Crafts: Leaf Art
3:30pm – 4:30pm | Conservancy Classroom
The variable shape of leaves provides unique artwork for each artist. One can express themselves through leaf printing or by creating their own paint brushes from leaves and sticks. Join the Conservancy as we collect materials and return to the classroom to make some unbe-leaf-able art!
Complimentary; Email [email protected] for reservations

Thursday, April 11

Beehive Buzz
3:30pm | Inn Backyard
The land is where it all starts at Palmetto Bluff, and bees are a critical part of our environment. As we expand upon our contribution to this incredible place we call home, we continue our endeavors with our own hives here at Montage Palmetto Bluff. Learn more about this process by viewing an observational hive and follow along with our journey. At the end, guests will have the opportunity to taste the honey made right here at the Bluff.
Complimentary

 

Friday, April 12

Spring Flora of the Bluff
3:30pm | Inn Backyard
Blooms burst into life during the Spring. Walk the land with our naturalist and see what native and non-native plants are blossoming on the bluff.
Complimentary

 

Saturday, April 13

Oyster & Champagne Social
3:30pm – 4:30pm | Inn Backyard
Indulge in the perfect blend of luxury and coastal charm as Ohh Bubbles and Ohh Shucks carts offer champagne and oyster pairings. Delight your senses with the effervescence of fine champagne complemented by the briny perfection of fresh May River oysters.
A la Carte

Palmetto Bluff Nest Watch
3:30pm | Inn Backyard
Want to know which birds are nesting on the Bluff? Venture with our naturalist and discover our birds’ nesting habits and what makes the best nesting sites.
Complimentary

Wednesday, April 17

Brown Bag Lunch: Living with Alligators
12:00pm – 1:00pm | Conservancy Classroom
American alligators have been a part of the Lowcountry landscape since before the first Europeans stepped foot on the continent. As the number of people moving into alligators’ habitat increases, so do the chances of encountering them. Join the Conservancy as we help build an understanding of how to coexist with alligators.
Complimentary

Thursday, April 18

Explore PBC: Marsh Ecology
11:00am – 12:00pm | Meet at Moreland Landing
What lives in the salt marsh? Come find out as we head to Moreland Landing to check crab traps, throw cast nets, and search for critters just below the surface.
Complimentary; Email [email protected] for reservations

Friday, April 19

Spring Flora of the Bluff
3:30pm | Inn Backyard
Blooms burst into life during the Spring. Walk the land with our naturalist and see what native and non-native plants are blossoming on the bluff.
Complimentary

Saturday, April 20

Dawn Chorus at Palmetto Bluff
7:00pm | Inn Backyard
Rise to the early morning song of spring. Over 300 species of birds can be found at Palmetto Bluff, an avian paradise. In the summer we welcome an array of migrant bird species as well as our perennial bird population and our resident naturalist can help you hear and identify several of these species in sight and song. In the moments before and surrounding dawn the maritime forest comes to life. It’s definitely worth rising early.
Complimentary

Artistry in the Library with Ellen DiFazio
10:00am – 3:00pm | Inn Library
Meet artist, Ellen Difazio, and see a display of her work in the Inn Library. Ellen is a multidisciplinary artist whose soulful work is inspired by the natural world. From painting to photography to ceramics, Ellen derives intense happiness when her work brings pleasure and awareness of our world’s beauty to others.
Complimentary

Oyster & Champagne Social
3:30pm – 4:30pm | Inn Backyard
Indulge in the perfect blend of luxury and coastal charm as Ohh Bubbles and Ohh Shucks carts offer champagne and oyster pairings. Delight your senses with the effervescence of fine champagne complemented by the briny perfection of fresh May River oysters.
A la Carte

 

Earth Day

Monday, April 22

Sustainability Swap
9:00am | Inn Library
Learn about sustainability swaps that you can implement into your everyday lives that will not only positively impact the environment but also save time and money!
Complimentary

Earth Day Around the World
11:00am | Inn Backyard
Naturalist Cassie will share more about the history of Earth Day and how it’s celebrated in other countries around the world!
Complimentary

Butterfly Bonanza
1:00pm | Inn Backyard
Join us as we release a group of native butterflies out into Palmetto Bluff. Learn more about these beautiful pollinators and how they are an important part of our ecosystem.
Complimentary

 

 

Tuesday, April 23

Research Excursion: Cavity Nest Box Survey
9:00am – 12:00pm | Meet at Conservancy Classroom
Join the Conservancy Educator, Aaron Palmieri, as we conduct the monthly cavity nest box survey. These large nest boxes are located in multiple habitats throughout Palmetto Bluff, and we are excited to see what animals call them home!
Complimentary; Email [email protected] for reservations

Edibles, Medicinals, and Other Uses of Plants
2:00pm – 3:00pm | Meet at Wilson Village Post Office
Sustenance, herbal remedies, and materials for clothing are some of the many wonderful phenomena derived from plants. Join the Conservancy as we observe plants growing around Wilson Village and discuss how people used them in the past and present.
Complimentary; Email [email protected] for reservations

Full Moon Kayak Tour
7:30pm – 9:30pm | Outside Palmetto Bluff
Paddle the May by the light of the moon and delve into the history and lore of the Lowcountry. This 2 hour tour is offered exclusively on full moon evenings.
$115/guest; Reservations required

Wednesday, April 24

Full Moon Kayak Tour
7:30pm – 9:30pm | Outside Palmetto Bluff
Paddle the May by the light of the moon and delve into the history and lore of the Lowcountry. This 2 hour tour is offered exclusively on full moon evenings.
$115/guest; Reservations required

Thursday, April 25

PBC Birding: Headwaters Nature Trail
8:00am – 11:00am | Meet at Wilson Village Post Office
Headwaters Nature Trail is a lightly used Conservancy trail that borders the southern edge of Lake Haynes. Join Aaron Palmieri, Conservancy Educator, to see what species are enjoying these peaceful woods.
Complimentary; Email [email protected] for reservations

Shark Tooth Island
1:30pm – 5:30pm | Outside Palmetto Bluff
Enjoy a 4-hour River Cruise with a stop at Shark Tooth Island where you can hunt for shells, shark teeth and other ocean treasures.
$125/guest; Reservations required


Lowcountry Flora: Oak Island
2:00pm – 4:00pm | Meet at Conservancy Classroom
Plants are often overlooked or seen as a mere backdrop, but we are here to change that! Join the Conservancy as we take a ride down to Oak Island and explore an open pinewood habitat that is burned every year.
Complimentary; Email [email protected] for reservations

Saturday, April 27

Dawn Chorus at Palmetto Bluff
7:00pm | Inn Backyard
Rise to the early morning song of spring. Over 300 species of birds can be found at Palmetto Bluff, an avian paradise. In the summer we welcome an array of migrant bird species as well as our perennial bird population and our resident naturalist can help you hear and identify several of these species in sight and song. In the moments before and surrounding dawn the maritime forest comes to life. It’s definitely worth rising early.
Complimentary

Palmetto Bluff Nest Watch
3:30pm | Inn Backyard
Want to know which birds are nesting on the Bluff? Venture with our naturalist and discover our birds’ nesting habits and what makes the best nesting sites.
Complimentary