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We were on the edge of a thunderstorm in Tennessee yesterday evening, and got maybe 1/8″ of rain. When we went out on the porch for coffee this morning it was 52, with a beautiful day dawning. The mist in … Continue reading
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).
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
Sunday was Red Spotted Purple day. I was thinking this butterfly was late, but they were here in profusion on Sunday. We also noted the mating displays of the Red Admiral in the yard. It seems to me that we’re … Continue reading
We were out near Stanley Gap yesterday, down by the bridge over the creek south of the Aska Trails trailhead at the top of the gap. There’s a footbridge there that crosses the creek, and the trail heads southeast through … Continue reading
We’re probably pretty close to peak leaf color at this point. I don’t think it will be spectacular this year, due to all the rain, but the coming week will probably be as good as it gets. The forecast is … Continue reading
From the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/10/william-perry-pendley-bureau-of-land-management-refuses-to-leave
After about ten beautiful, bone dry days that shaded into Indian summer, we’re finally getting some rain. That’s a good thing, as the trees need water. We were out in the Chattahoochee National Forest south of town yesterday, and we … Continue reading
The really wonderful weather continues, a bit warmer, and also with less wind. Today has seen the most bird activity we’ve had, presumably migrants, as they will hardly sit still for an instant in their quest for food. I’ve been … Continue reading