Monthly Archives: July 2022

Common Mergansers Are Back

They were observed this morning at several locations between Stanley Rapids and Riverside Lane. As I said before, this is interesting because it seems to be a breeding record for Georgia (that is, the first reported).

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More Rain

We got about 5/8 inch of rain in an afternoon thunderstorm, and there may be more coming today. The woods were beginning to look dry again, so it was very welcome, even though there wasn’t much thunder.

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Bears Leaving Their Mothers About Now To Establish Their Own Territories

This is about the time of year that the bears leave their mothers to establish their own territory. They are born in the winter and stay with their mothers for about a year and a half. (Southern Black Bears do … Continue reading

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More Rain, Common Merganser Breeding, Katydids

I’m late getting this information out, but we had another 1-1/2+ inches of rain on July 8, a pretty strong thunderstorm. That brought our two day total to just over 3 inches. I suppose that has solved the drought problem … Continue reading

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New Restaurant and Brewery

It’s not open yet, but there’s a new seafood restaurant in the old Dairy Queen location next to the post office in Morganton. There have been several restaurants in there which haven’t made it, including one owned by Tim Richter, … Continue reading

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Thunderstorm, Female Diana, Katydids, Red-shouldered Hawk

It’s no secret to anyone in the South that it’s been unseasonably hot and dry. We just had a wonderful thunderstorm that dropped an inch and a half of rain on us. I hope others got it, too. The woods … Continue reading

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