Snow Again, Roads May Be Hazardous

We got a light dusting of snow late last night. This time, the temperature was low – it’s 20 on the porch this morning – and it stuck to the roads. The county has announced a two hour delay in … Continue reading

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Snow Report

We might have gotten close to an inch of snow, but the ground was warm, and it didn’t completely cover the driveway. The paved roads I can see from here look clear, but I imagine there will be travel difficulties … Continue reading

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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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Last Call for Georgia Master Naturalist Course

At this writing, we still have a few spaces available in the Georgia Master Naturalist course that we are leading. It begins March 22 and meets for successive Wednesdays until May 17 at the Bonnie Higdon Reeves Campus in Epworth. … Continue reading

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Colder Weather, St. Patrick’s Day in Blue Ridge, ZZ Top at Georgia Mountain Fair

The weather has bounced back cold – it’s 30 on the porch – and there’s been a chilly wind. Wednesday, we had a fairly strong thunderstorm that left us with a welcome 1-3/4″ of rain. The rainfall totals for the … Continue reading

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Peeper Time

We heard the tree frog chorus last night for the first time, and I believe we also heard the pond peepers down in the valley. My notes say the dates were February 2 in 2016 and March 2 in 2015. … Continue reading

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Fire & Ice Festival Today, Drought Report and Forecast

The weather may still bounce back cold, but there’s a feeling of spring in the air. We’ve had a little rain – about 3/4″ at our place – and there’s more rain in the forecast. Unfortunately, there’s some in the … Continue reading

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Dusting of Snow, Fire & Ice Festival Coming Febuary 18

The temperature went from about 60 yesterday afternoon to about 30 this morning, and there’s a chilly wind. We even had a light dusting of snow when the front came through. The Fire & Ice Festival is February 18th in … Continue reading

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Snow Report, Interesting Summary of the January 6-7 Snow Event

We had a dusting of grapple and a little snow at our place, late yesterday afternoon and evening. The decks are icy, and there’s some snow on the leaves, but the driveway is mostly clear. Other areas of the country … Continue reading

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More Seasonal Temperatures, Georgia Master Naturalist Classes Announced

We’ve had a little over two inches of rain at our place over the past week or so. The unseasonably warm, spring-like weather has given way to more normal temperatures for this time of year. This morning started out at … Continue reading

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