Rainy Spell, May Have Caught Up

We’ve had a rainy spell lately, including a few of what my father used to call, “good soaks.” I don’t know if it happened soon enough to help the dogwoods, but we needed it. According to the weather station at … Continue reading

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Finally Got Some Rain, May Help Dogwoods

We had a sudden thunderstorm-related rain yesterday afternoon, which gave us an inch and a quarter in the rain gauge. I hope this helps the dogwoods, which are looking very stressed. Some are even turning already. I’m hopeful for more … Continue reading

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Latest Georgia Wild Newsletter

The Georgia DNR periodically publishes a “Georgia Wild” newsletter, which is usually pretty interesting. Here’s the latest edition: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/GADNR/bulletins/3a05c0f

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Forest Service On Old Growth Forests Plan

Here’s a Forest Service statement on Biden’s Old Growth Forest initiative, received by email today: Today, the USDA Forest Service published the final mature and old growth threat analysis report that addresses the durability, distribution, and redundancy of mature and old-growth forests considering … Continue reading

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Laurel Is Fading

I’m late posting about the laurel, but it has been in beautiful bloom and is now fading. I haven’t seen any of the rhododendron – “mountain laurel” – in bloom, but it will come next, probably in a couple of … Continue reading

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First Native Azalea In Bloom

I’ve seen the first Flame Azalea – the orange ones – in bloom in our neighborhood. There are some that our neighbors planted that have been in bloom for a week or so, but this was the first I’ve seen … Continue reading

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Dwarf Iris, Trillium, Lady Slippers Starting

We’re seeing the Dwarf Iris fully in bloom, with the Trillium in full leaf, but no flower. The Lady Slippers are just poking their shoots above the leaves. We’ve had a string of beautiful days, with this morning starting off … Continue reading

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Most Of The Dogwoods Are In Bloom

Most of the dogwoods in our neighborhood are in full bloom. This weekend might be the peak, but there will probably be some left next weekend as well. The lowbush blueberry is showing full leaves in the woods, and most … Continue reading

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Signs Of Spring: The Dogwoods

The first dogwood is in bloom on our property, and it seems to be the first one in the neighborhood. I imagine there will be some in bloom this weekend, but I don’t think it will be the peak. The … Continue reading

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Prescribed Burn South Of Ivy Log Creek, Northwest Of Blairsville

According to the Forest Service, they are conducting a controlled burn six miles northwest of Blairsville. From what I can tell from their map, it is on the east side of the lake, south of Ivy Log Creek.

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