Monthly Archives: February 2021

Migratory Bird Treaty Restored

The Biden administration has withdrawn an appeal lodged by the Trump administration of a ruling invalidating Trump’s weakening of the Migratory Bird Treaty. From The Hill: https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/540695-biden-administration-wont-defend-trump-era-relaxation-of-bird?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=37211

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House Passes Major Public Lands Bill

From the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/feb/26/us-house-public-lands-preservation-bill-passes

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Sunny Days Lead To Mountain Weather, Health Department Has Vaccine Available

Wednesday and Thursday were beautiful spring days. with porch temperatures in the 60s. They were somewhat breezy, so it wasn’t quite as warm as the temperatures suggest, but it was still a welcome break in what’s been quite a cold … Continue reading

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Georgia Conservancy Legislative Update

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Light Dusting Of Snow, Rabbit, Woodchuck

There’s a light dusting of snow or ice – kind of like freezing grapple, if there is such a thing – on the decks this morning. Very slick. Not sticking on the ground where we are. Temperature 28. Recreation Department … Continue reading

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Mountain Weather

We’re having some of what I like to call “mountain weather.” It’s around 40 on the deck, and the fog has been rolling in since 4:00 PM. An hour later, it’s getting too dark to see very far down through … Continue reading

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Feels Like Spring

Yesterday was a beautiful, warm day that felt like spring. It was 67.6 at the weather station at Merciers Orchards, and nearly as warm on the porch. We’re headed into what is forecast as a rainy spell – it’s about … Continue reading

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What To Do About The Turkey Decline In Georgia

There is evidently a turkey decline in Georgia, as well as in the Southeast as a whole. This has state agencies considering changes to the turkey season regulations that utilize some of Aldo Leopold’s classic game management strategies – lowering … Continue reading

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Georgia Conservancy Legislative Update

For those of you who like to drill down, here is the latest legislative update from the Georgia Conservancy. https://www.georgiaconservancy.org/advocacy/update

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Spaceport Camden Comment Period, Cumberland Island Will Be Affected

The Georgia Conservancy has serious concerns about this project on the coast, at the mouth of the Satilla River. There is a button on the link with more information on the project, which is very revealing. The comment period ends … Continue reading

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