Welcome To The Nature Nook

Your natural resource for wildlife photography and interpretive services for the Lowcountry, South Carolina, and the Southeast!

We offer a variety of customizable products and services, which foster an appreciation for our natural resources and assist you with meeting your artistic, educational, and interpretive needs. Here are some of the products and services we offer:

NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY – Stock photography and location-based sessions for a variety of needs such as books, calendars, custom prints, interpretive products, etc.Trio of Burrow Owlets

PRODUCTS – Books, calendars, notecards, custom prints, posters, and more

INTERPRETIVE SERVICES – Design and development of interpretive brochures, trails, signage, kiosks, and maps.

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT – Custom wildlife management plans, bird-feeding stations, native landscaping, backyard bird sanctuaries, consultation, etc

Osprey with Flounder 2NATURE-BASED PROGRAMS, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS – We provide nature, history and interpretive “edutainment” programs, speaking engagements, workshops, seminars, and custom field trips on a variety of subjects, including bird watching, edible and medicinal plants, attracting wildlife to your yard, naturalist skill development, etc.

CONSULTATION – We are available to assist with your interpretive and educational needs, and provide consultation services for program development, curriculum-based programming, interpretive facility and trail design, and nature and history-based interpretive master planning, etc.

With a degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Management from Clemson University, Marvin Bouknight has been a professional naturalist for over 20 years.  Through his company, Nature Nook LLC, Marvin provides wildlife management and interpretive consultation, stockbaby gators photography, seminars, workshops, presentations, staff training, etc.  He has used his wildlife photography to author his first book “South Carolina’s

Marvin Bouknight

Lowcountry…Naturally”, a photographic and interpretive tour through the beauty and diversity of the Lowcountry, describing the unique habitats, flora and fauna that can be seen in these unique and special places.  Marvin Bouknight is a native South Carolinian from West  Columbia, SC and currently lives in the South Carolina Lowcountry with his wife, Gabrielle, and their two dogs Emma and Peanut.  


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“South Carolina’s Lowcountry…Naturally”* 144- page book that features the flora and fauna of the Lowcountry through the eyes and lens of South Carolina naturalist and photographer Marvin Bouknight  - $34.95 + shipping and handling.


Contact the Y

Wardle Family YMCA, Beaufort County
1801 Richmond Avenue
Port Royal, SC 29935-2014


My "Y" Story

When it comes to birds I tend to focus my photography (wow, bad pun) on birds that seem to have more “personality” and little bird that really fits the bill (wow, another pun, get it, bill as in bird beak?) has to be the little green heron (Butorides virescens). This spunky little heron is pretty much our smallest year […]