Category Archives: Wildlife

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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First Sign of Spring – the Tree Frogs

With the mild evenings and rain, I’ve been thinking it’s about time for the tree frogs, and we heard them for the first time last night. That’s the first real sign of spring in my book. Looking back, the corresponding … Continue reading

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More Odd Turkey Behavior, Fire & Ice Festival, McCaysville Water Issues

We’re having a warm, rainy weekend. It’s been very beautiful, with shifting mists and fog on the ridges. Most of the rain has been a gentle spring rain, with occasional periods of heavy rain. The grass in the meadows looks … Continue reading

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Mountain Weather, Good Book on Appalachian Ecology

Over the weekend, we had some classic drizzly mountain weather, with the mists blowing and shifting around the hills. Now we’re back to freezing cold – about 22 on the deck this morning, with a stiff wind chill. It acts … Continue reading

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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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