What, you don't like bugs? Surely you jest - we love our bugs on Hilton Head Island since they provide lots of food for the beautiful wildlife in the marshes and at the beach. In fact the Audubon Society folks practically swoon at swarms :-)
There is not a morning that goes by that even along the bustling William Hilton Parkway (alias Hwy 278) you don't see swallows swooping, carolina wrens hopping from branch to branch, and even little house sparrows chomping. Our little enole (lizards) gulp bugs as they change colors right before your eyes delighting our visitors as they wait outside our restaurants.
As we move up the food chain, our winged creatures also provide a link for our beloved egrets and herons. if the fish didn't have the fish flies, or the water spiders, or the gnats, our birds wouldn't get dinner either. According to the "Fat Birder" no , I didn't make that up, we actually have 411 species of birds that either live on or migrate through our immediate area.
Now, I suppose that I should be fair and say that we do have "palmetto bugs", some gnats, and mosquitoes, but we do live in God's country after all and must accept the minor nuisances along with such dramatic beauty.
So, the next time, you wonder about where to vacation - know that we LOVE our BUGS here and know that you will too!