Category Archives: Environmental News

Scarlet Tanager, Red Spotted Purples, Azaleas

Sunday was Red Spotted Purple day. I was thinking this butterfly was late, but they were here in profusion on Sunday. We also noted the mating displays of the Red Admiral in the yard. It seems to me that we’re … Continue reading

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Bridge At Stanley Creek In Iffy Shape

We were out near Stanley Gap yesterday, down by the bridge over the creek south of the Aska Trails trailhead at the top of the gap. There’s a footbridge there that crosses the creek, and the trail heads southeast through … Continue reading

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Leaf Report

We’re probably pretty close to peak leaf color at this point. I don’t think it will be spectacular this year, due to all the rain, but the coming week will probably be as good as it gets. The forecast is … Continue reading

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More On The Bureau of Land Management

From the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/10/william-perry-pendley-bureau-of-land-management-refuses-to-leave

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Leaf Update

After about ten beautiful, bone dry days that shaded into Indian summer, we’re finally getting some rain. That’s a good thing, as the trees need water. We were out in the Chattahoochee National Forest south of town yesterday, and we … Continue reading

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Leaf Report, Many Migrants, Beautiful Weather Continues

The really wonderful weather continues, a bit warmer, and also with less wind. Today has seen the most bird activity we’ve had, presumably migrants, as they will hardly sit still for an instant in their quest for food. I’ve been … Continue reading

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You Should Buy A Duck Stamp

Unless you are a hunter, you’ve probably never heard of a duck stamp. That’s beginning to change, because the birders are beginning to realize that it provides as many benefits to the birders as to the duck hunters. And that … Continue reading

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Much Warmer After Our “Blackberry Winter”

We have had what the locals like to call “Blackberry Winter,” with a couple days featuring freeze warnings. At least where we are, it didn’t really drop down to the freeze, but it came pretty close, and the winds were … Continue reading

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A Hell of a Thunderstorm

We just had a hell of a thunderstorm. I don’t think I’ve seen on like it here for 30 years. As usual, most of it rolled north of us, probably pounding Ducktown and Coker Creek. But I’m pretty sure one … Continue reading

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Replay of Dr. Miller’s Webinar On Coronavirus (Medical Director of Our Hospital)

The Fannin County Development Authority and the Downtown Business Association jointly hosted a Zoom webinar by Dr. Dillon Miller, the Medical Director of the Fannin Regional Hospital. I found it very interesting and informative. I think I’ve kept up with … Continue reading

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