Category Archives: Clyde’s Columns

Unseasonably Cool

It was 45 on the porch this morning. I can’t remember it ever being this cold in September. We’re usually swimming in the lake during October. The afternoons have been beautiful, if a bit cool and breezy. I still expect … Continue reading

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First Frost, Wonderful Fall Weather

It was 52 on the porch this morning, and we noticed a moderate frost in the valley. I can’t recall a frost this early in September. The morning temperature rises as the week goes on, at least according to the … Continue reading

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Beautiful Fall Weather

In between the raindrops – and there have been quite a few – we’ve been having some wonderful Fall weather. This afternoon, it was 71 on the porch before the sun came around. Now that it has, it’s about 76. … Continue reading

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Rain, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Turkey

We got about 1-1/4 inch rain last evening, in a real downpour. It was welcome, because it hadn’t rained for a while, and it was getting rather dry in the woods. We have been hearing and seeing a Yellow-billed Cuckoo … Continue reading

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Copperhead Movement Reported

One of my neighbors told me Friday that he’d seen two copperheads in his driveway, and that two of his neighbors also reported seeing them. I think of late September as the time when they start moving around looking for … Continue reading

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Just Emerged Luna Moth Photo

I’m late posting this, but we had a newly emerged Luna Moth on August 2nd. It was not five feet from the last one we saw a few years ago. We didn’t see this one emerge, but it clearly just … Continue reading

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Rainy Spell, Shorebird Migration

We’ve been in a rainy spell, which has been a relief after the unseasonably hot weather we’ve had lately. It’s mostly been fairly scant late afternoon thunderstorms, but yesterday, it rained most of the day, and we collected over an … Continue reading

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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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