We are often asked the origin of our name and there are several reasons. As a kid in the 70’s, the sight of ospreys or eagles was the equivalent of a unicorn sighting. The pesticide DDT severely impacted the osprey, eagle, and pelican populations. The toxic effects of the chemical resulted in weak egg shells or, in some cases infertile eggs. Fortunately, DDT was banned, habitats were protected and enhanced, and these iconic birds came roaring back. If you’re along Gulf Coast waters today, it’s highly likely you will spot an osprey. The osprey relies on the ebb and flow of nature to survive. They are efficient at plucking their sustenance from the surrounding waters and are adept at playing their role in the environment.