- Established 1982: Now In Our 33rd Year! -

The BEST place to learn about ALL the plants & animals of the Piedmont


-- MISSION STATEMENT --
The integrated mission of
Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History is to
"conserve animals, plants, habitats, and other natural components of the Piedmont Region of the eastern United States through observation,
scientific study, and education for students of all ages."

CONTENTS
General Info, Staff, Support, Site Map

RESEARCH
Plants, Animals, Birds, Ecology, etc.

EDUCATION
Programs, Field Trips, Consulting

MISCELLANY
NatureNet,
Catawba Indians, etc.

PUBLICATIONS
Photo Gallery, Articles, Whatizit?

HUMMINGBIRDS
Operation RubyThroat

CONTACT INFO
Phone: (803) 684-5852 (9 a.m.-6 p.m. ET)
Hilton Pond Center is open ONLY by appointment via EDUCATION

Current Installment #601
Hot Weather Harvest:
A Roadside Cornucopia

(1-15 July 2014)


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Installment #600:
What Is The Piedmont?


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Whoops-A-Daisy,
Ups-A-Daisy

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The Piedmont Naturalist, Volume 1 (1986)--long out-of-print--has been republished by author Dr. Bill Hilton Jr. as an e-book downloadable to your iPad, iPhone, Nook, Kindle, or desktop computer. Click on the image at left for order information. All proceeds benefit education, research, and conservation work of Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History.

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sightings of
Color-marked
Ruby-throated Hummingbirds

ENJOYING NATURE:
Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are here. Time to freshen your feeders!

Hilton Pond Center reaches 32nd anniversary & milestone of 60,500 birds banded since 1982 (including 4,900-plus
Ruby-throated Hummingbirds)

Operation RubyThroat
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still available.

Now scheduling Guided Field Trips for 2014 & beyond for students & adults at Hilton Pond Center

Hilton Pond Web site lauded for education excellence:
Dr. Bill Hilton Jr. named as one of
50 Best Brains in Science
by Discover magazine; receives honorary doctorate in science from Newberry College

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JOIN OPERATION RUBYTHROAT FOR 2014-15
HUMMINGBIRD EXPEDITIONS TO THE NEOTROPICS.

Multi-trip discounts are available as we move northward in Central America, following Ruby-throated Hummingbirds while they prepare for and embark on spring migration. Information, maps, pricing, and day-by-day itineraries for additional trips are linked from: Follow The Hummingbirds North.

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The Hummingbird Project

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Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History is a non-profit research & education organization in York, South Carolina USA; phone (803) 684-5852. Directed by Dr. Bill Hilton Jr., aka "The Piedmont Naturalist," it is the parent organization for Operation RubyThroat. Contents of this website--including articles and photos--may NOT be duplicated, modified, or used in any way except with the express written permission of Hilton Pond Center. All rights reserved worldwide. To obtain permission for use or for further assistance on accessing this website, contact the Webmaster.


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