We’ve had well over two inches of rain at our place in the past week. It’s welcome, as things were beginning to be a bit dry after a wet start to the spring. The foliage looks denser and happier than it has for a few years, but I believe that we are technically still in a drought.
The Georgia Master Naturalist course that we were coordinating ended May 17, so I will have a little more time to devote to my website. I did a little teaching for the class, and it turned out to be a fairly time consuming enterprise. But we had a great class, very interested and motivated, and that more than made up for the time spent doing it. For those of you who missed it, Melissa Mattie, the Union and Town counties extension agent, is planning a course starting some time in August. It runs for eight or nine weeks, and encompasses a variety of topics relevant to the ecology of the region. It’s a great introduction to the area and its resources for newcomers who are interested in the great outdoors. You can contact Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the extension office in Blairsville, 706.439.6030.
Spring Arts in the Park is this weekend in the downtown park in Blue Ridge. There is Friends of the Library book sale across the street in the basement of the Methodist Church.