Category Archives: Wildlife

Just Emerged Luna Moth

 

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Spring Migration

For those of you who may be curious about the spring migration, it looks like it’s on. It seems that many people are reporting seeing the FOS (first of the season) for many species significantly earlier than usual. Here’s today’s … Continue reading

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Sandhill Crane Festival Friday & Saturday, Local Birding Opportunity

The Sandhill Crane Festival is this Friday and Saturday, the 14th and 15th in Birchwood, TN, near Dayton, TN. Here’s the link to the website: https://www.tn.gov/twra/article/sandhill-crane-festival It’s a bit of a haul over there, but it’s worth it for the … Continue reading

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A Little Rain, Sugar Creek Raceway Activity, Invasive Species Workshop, Action Alert From Georgia ForestWatch

We had 3/10″ of rain Saturday night, and it was very welcome because the week had been very dry. Sugar Creek Raceway – a third mile dirt oval – is projected to reopen this fall as Blue Ridge Motorsports Park. … Continue reading

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Rainfall Report, Polk County News Now For Sale, Hemlock Clinic Update, Project Chimp Reprises Local Fears

We’ve has almost an inch of rain since my last report. About 3/4″ came yesterday. It probably did a lot of good, because it started fairly gently, and went on that way for quite a while. I know that it … Continue reading

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More Needed Rain, Jack’s River Hike, Conasauga Snorkeling Hole

We had about 5/8 inch rain on Friday, which mostly came in a heavy downpour. Last night, we had another 3/8 inch. So we’re a little better off than we have been lately. By the way, there’s a weather station … Continue reading

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New Polish Restaurant, Dragonflies, Eight Things We Can All Do

The Bagel Depot has evidently been sold to make way for  “Margo’s Polish Bistro & Deli.” Apparently, Margo is going to still offer bagels, along with some Polish specialties like Pierogis, Stuffed Cabbage and Hunter Stew. This is in the basement of … Continue reading

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More 4th Activities, Proposed Change to Walleye Regulations

We had about 5/8″ rain at our place on Monday, and we’ve had a string of absolutely beautiful days since then. Temperatures have been much more seasonal, starting out around 65 with afternoon temperatures on the porch around 75, with … Continue reading

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New Toccoa Boat Ramps, Tons of Environmental News, Hemlock Camp, Library Book Sale

We had about a quarter inch of rain at our place a few days ago, and since then the weather has been partly cloudy to sunny, with moderate temperatures.  I saw the first lightening bugs last night, and we still … Continue reading

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Trout Fishing in Blue Ridge

The dogwoods are continuing to come along, and I think there will be a fair number out this weekend, and – probably – next weekend as well. In terms of wildflowers, I’ve seen the first trout lily, jack in the … Continue reading

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