Category Archives: Clyde’s Columns

Heirloom Apple Project At GMREC

You might not have heard of the heirloom apple project at the Georgia Mountain Research Center in Blairsville. The current superintendent, Ray Covington, is a doer, not a wanker. https://www.onlineathens.com/story/news/2021/03/26/apples-their-eye-uga-helping-reclaim-forgotten-georgia-fruit/6927789002/

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You Might Catch Some Lyrid Meteors Tonight And This Weekend

https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2021/04/21/rocket-lyrid-meteor-iss/

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Dogwood Report

The dogwoods should hold through the weekend, maybe into next weekend. The wild card is the heavy rain forecast for Saturday. It’s no secret we’re in a drought, so I suppose some skepticism is in order. But … if we … Continue reading

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Legislative Wrap Up From The Georgia Conservancy

So, as we old Georgia hands like to say, “No one is safe when the legislature is in session.” That’s a hoary old adage that was surely confirmed this session, as an unprecedented attack on voting rights took place, including … Continue reading

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So Most of the Dogwoods Are In Full Bloom

At least around our place. They should last this weekend and the next, unless we get a pounding rainstorm, which seems unlikely, given that we need rain and we just can’t seem to get any.

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Tom Striker

We got the sad news today that Tom Striker had died. He was a major force in the birding community here. As many know, he owned Blue Ridge Bird Seed in downtown Blue Ridge. He and his wife Sonja worked … Continue reading

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Crab Apples, Some Dogwood, Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Our crabapples are in bloom, and some dogwoods are there, or almost there. We had a little rain today, maybe a little less than a quarter inch, and that should help matters. This is the time of year to look … Continue reading

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Dogwood Report

The dogwoods are in process of blooming, but I haven’t seen one in bloom yet. There may be a few this weekend, depending on the rain situation. But I expect next weekend, or even the one after that may be … Continue reading

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Creeks Are High, May Flood

We’ve had 2.6 inches since midnight, according to the weather station at Merciers. The creeks I can see from the porch are high but not flooding. I think they will, if we get anything like the forecast rain. If they … Continue reading

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More Signs Of Spring

The sarvis is having a very good year, as is the redbud. The dogwoods are starting with their green flowers, but will be another two or three weeks. We’ve seen the bat, and the first skink. Many Tiger Swallowtails, the … Continue reading

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