Well, hello my friends, Ole' Tight Line here. I'm sorry I missed you all last weekend, but I'm happy to report there was some good catches around the coastal area and Yellow Bluff Marina.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - A survey of an unusual Coastal Plain habitat in Georgia will provide new information about rare species such as the gopher tortoise, Georgia's state reptile.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BUFORD - Spring is a great time to observe many species of colorful birds known as neotropical migrants.
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.
BRUNSWICK - After spending the winter in the warm waters off Georgia and Florida, North Atlantic right whales are heading north for the summer.
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.
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.
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.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - A frog-monitoring program will be receiving some much-needed funds to improve a scarce frog's chances for survival.
BRUNSWICK - The Finfish Advisory Panel of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is reviewing the status of spotted seatrout in Georgia, and the group is seeking public input about harvest regulations through an online survey.
ATLANTA - Those who love lazy summer days and sleeping under the stars can save money with camping deals from Georgia's state parks.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker recently approved a request by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries to allow limited recreational harvesting of red snapper in federal waters, according to Doug Haymans, policy coordinator with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
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