First Dogwood, Birders and Duck Stamps

We’re having some dirty weather today, but no warnings so far. The first dogwood is blooming in my yard today, about 1950 feet, south facing slope. I expect most of them will be a week or two more in coming. … Continue reading

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Wildflower Report, Turkey Season Sightings

We went out and checked the wildflower situation last Sunday. At our location, we were at about 3,000 feet, so things may be further along in other locations. But in the places where we checked, it was all just starting. … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring – Sarvis is in Bloom

Our savis started to bloom yesterday, which is one of my favorite signs of spring. It’s often confused with dogwood, but it blooms much earlier, and has smaller flowers. If you have any, please conserve it. It seems I’ve seen … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring, Delano Market is Open

The weather has been happily bouncing back and forth for the past week or so, first cold and then warmer. We’ve had some periods of showers, maybe a scant half inch in all. Our sarvis looks like it’s trying to … Continue reading

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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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