Category Archives: Environmental News

Fall Weekend Coming

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

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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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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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Scarlet Tanager, Red Spotted Purples, Azaleas

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

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Bridge At Stanley Creek In Iffy Shape

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

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Leaf Report

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

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More On The Bureau of Land Management

From the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/10/william-perry-pendley-bureau-of-land-management-refuses-to-leave

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Leaf Update

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

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Leaf Report, Many Migrants, Beautiful Weather Continues

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

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You Should Buy A Duck Stamp

Unless you are a hunter, you’ve probably never heard of a duck stamp. That’s beginning to change, because the birders are beginning to realize that it provides as many benefits to the birders as to the duck hunters. And that … Continue reading

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