Category Archives: Environmental News

Beautiful Weather After Rains

We’re having some beautiful weather this week after the rains. Morning temps have been in the high fifties with afternoons in the middle seventies, with a nice breeze. We’ve had a solid five inches over the past three weeks, and … Continue reading

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Dogwoods, Flame Azaleas, Rhododendron

We’ve had some beautiful warm weather this week. It was 80 on the porch this afternoon with a light breeze. There are still some dogwoods in full bloom, but more are probably fading. The flame azalea is nearly all in … Continue reading

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New License Regulations Affect Birders & Hikers, Too

I reported previously that new Georgia license regulations may affect hikers and birders as well as hunters and fisherfolk. For a list of properties that require a license to enter: http://georgiawildlife.com/LandAccess Note that this list is not alphabetical. It appears … Continue reading

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Dogwood Report

We’ve been having a little bit of what the locals call “dogwood winter,” on and off. We have a freeze warning tonight, and we had one a few days ago. In between, it’s been very mild, although there has been … Continue reading

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Good Overview of Georgia Trout Fishing, Trout Fest April 28

The current issue of Georgia Outdoor News has a good overview of trout fishing in Georgia, with due attention to mountain streams and lakes. The author, Bob Borgwat, knows what he’s talking about. This is the April issue, which you … Continue reading

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Sarvis & Dogwood Report

I’d say that the sarvis is fully in bloom, countywide. It seems to have been a good year for them, especially for the bigger trees. I’d still have to say that there are a lot fewer of them than there … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring: First Mourning Cloak

I forgot to mention that I saw the first Mourning Cloak Thursday afternoon (3/29). I saw the first Tiger Swallowtails yesterday (3/31). It strikes me that there’s usually a longer interval between the two, the Mourning Cloaks being early to … Continue reading

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First Mourning Cloak, Tiger Swallowtail

I completely forgot to mention that we saw the first Mourning Cloak Thursday (3/29) and the first Tiger Swallowtail today (3/31/18). About four other butterflies that I couldn’t catch up with to identify.

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A Note on the Progress of Spring: Sarvis Coming, Pine Pollen Too; Turkey Season is In

I’ve seen the first sarvis in bloom on the south side of Pittman Mountain, about 1,800 feet. It’s going to have to hurry if it’s going to help the old gals decorate the altar for Easter. People always ask me … Continue reading

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Colder, But Beautiful; Blue Ridge Station Under Development; Waterfall Driving Tour

It’s bounced back cold. We had about 30 on the porch this morning. It didn’t seem as cold as yesterday, because yesterday we had a very strong wind, which dried things out considerably, at least up on top. The full … Continue reading

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