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Georgia plant partnership will be exhibited at U.S. botanic garden

SOCIAL CIRCLE - This year's summer exhibition at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington will focus on sustainability by showcasing displays by organizations from around the world, including one from Georgia.

May 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD Facts: The spin on tent caterpillars

The web-like masses you see in tree branches every spring are the handiwork of eastern tent caterpillars. After over-wintering as a little black blob of eggs, hundreds of hairy caterpillars hatch out and form a silky nest. Although common, the larvae are quite beautiful: black with white, orange and yellow stripes, plus pale blue blotches on the sides.

May 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Camping Georgia: Sapelo Island

Sapelo Island enables visitors to see virtually every facet of a barrier island's natural community, from the diversified wildlife of the forested uplands, to the vast expanses of salt marsh and the complex beach and dunes systems. The Visitor Center, located near the mainland ferry dock, brings to life both the natural and cultural history of Sapelo, while guided tours of the island enable visitors to experience the African-American community of Hog Hammock, the University of Georgia Marine Institute, and the Reynolds Mansion.

May 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


High winds stall fishing

Hello friends, ole' Tight Line here. With last week's windy weather we didn't get much fishing done, but we still have a few good reports to give you from Yellow Bluff.

May 13, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Project spotlights life in birds' nest

ITHACA, N.Y. - What could be cuter than baby birds all atwitter in the nest? But amid the "oohs" and "aahs" are real data about the rhythms of bird biology and how they may be changing as the result of human activity.

May 13, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Buford trout hatchery hosts guided bird walk May 4

BUFORD - Spring is a great time to observe many species of colorful birds known as neotropical migrants.

May 13, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Effort to knock out invasive flathead catfish species seumes in Satilla River

WAYCROSS - Last year's efforts to eradicate the unwelcome, invasive flathead catfish from the Satilla River resulted in the removal of exactly 4,399 of the fish.

May 13, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Right whales head north

BRUNSWICK - After spending the winter in the warm waters off Georgia and Florida, North Atlantic right whales are heading north for the summer.

May 13, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Co-existing with coyotes

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The distinctive call of the coyote or "song dog" can be heard all across our state, from the more welcoming rural areas of wooded forests and open fields to the less inviting backyards of metro Atlanta neighborhoods.

May 06, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


BoatU.S. Angler offers tips on buying insurance

BoatU.S. Angler is a membership program that's part of the nation's largest association of recreational boaters whose mission is to protect the interests of boat-owning freshwater anglers.

May 06, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD Facts: Spring perfect time to fish for bream

May 06, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD Facts: Gray foxes at a glance

The gray fox is a common mammal found throughout Georgia as well as most of the United States. Typical size is 8-12 pounds and about 3 feet long. Although mostly gray, this canid has orange fur on its neck, sides and legs. That's why, at a quick glance, some people mistake the gray fox for the slightly larger red fox.

April 29, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Gopher frog head-start program gets much needed boost

SOCIAL CIRCLE - A frog-monitoring program will be receiving some much-needed funds to improve a scarce frog's chances for survival.

April 29, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Tax Day tip: Don’t forget to give wildlife a chance

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Need a reason to smile this Tax Day? Try contributing to Georgia's "Give Wildlife a Chance" state income tax checkoff.

April 29, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Bug spray sales top fishing

Hello friends. Not much to report this week. There has been a record sale on bug spray this year so far.

April 29, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


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Shad season to open Jan. 1

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Commercial fishermen can take to the water beginning at 6 a.m. Jan. 1 to take advantage of the opening day of shad season, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

December 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Shad season set to open morning of Jan. 1

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Commercial fishermen can take to the water beginning at 6 a.m. Jan. 1 to take advantage of the opening day of shad season, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

December 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Holiday gift ideas from Georgia State Parks and Historic sites

Georgia's State Parks can make holiday shopping easy for the outdoor lovers on your list. Give them 36 lakes, 13 Indian mounds, eight golf courses, three forts, one train and a swamp when you wrap up gift cards and memberships for some of Georgia's most beautiful places. Below are a few gift ideas that will last long after the egg nog is gone.

December 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Area’s water temperature is just right

Hello, folks, it sure is good to be back. I hope everyone is doing well and wetting a hook.

December 10, 2014 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Sunbury hosts high school regatta

Eighteen two-man teams set off in 15-foot sailboats down the Medway River during the North Points League Sailing Regatta on Saturday, Nov. 22.

November 26, 2014 | By Rachael Hartman Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


Georgia’s mountains serve as real-life postcard

About half of Georgia's 56 State Parks and Historic Sites are located in the northern-most part of the state.

November 24, 2014 | Randy Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Paddlers explore creek

Led by Fort McAllister State Historic Park rangers Sarah Miller, Shirley Rowe and Trevor Johnston, a half-dozen hardy paddlers battled the elements Saturday to canoe Redbird Creek and learn more about Georgia's saltwater marsh.

November 22, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


Fort McAllister hosts 'geocampers'

Over the weekend, the Fort McAllister State Historic Site hosted the Georgia GeoCampers for a second year in a row.

November 14, 2014 | By Kayla Rand Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


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