Cumberland Island is 14 miles of beaches, forests and marshes. Ecologist Carol Ruckdeschel has lived among the plants and animals there for 45 years. Her observations are presented in a recently published book: “A Natural History of Cumberland Island Georgia.”
Ruckdeschel also helped organize the sea turtle stranding network. But the turtles aren’t the only creatures on Cumberland Island to capture her attention, or her affections. We learn about her unlikely favorite animal.