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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


Migrant Hummingbirds returning to Georgia

FORSYTH - Hang up your feeders and they will come. Ruby-throated hummingbirds and other avian acrobats are returning to Georgia from their wintering grounds to the south.

April 29, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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Camping gear for your four-legged friend

Going on an adventure with your favorite four-legged buddy is always a great time. However, sometimes we don’t remember the little things when we’re having all that fun. Whether it’s during the car camping trips or the multi-day journey, below is a list the things you might need to make your trek a little easier.

May 04, 2015 | Jessica Kaing KSL | Outdoors/Recreation


Experienced diver describes rescue

Bill Eberlein, of Megateeth, is best known for the prehistoric shark teeth he discovers in Georgia's coastal waters. A former college instructor turned full-time fossil finder, Eberlein lives out his dream job searching the waters and embracing all the ocean has to offer.

May 03, 2015 | By Evelyn Fallon Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


Shrimp black gill to be discussed

In recent years, Georgia shrimpers have been very concerned about black gill, a mysterious condition affecting the coastal-shrimp population, and one many shrimpers believe might be largely responsible for reduced shrimp harvests.

May 02, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Action speaks louder than words: How we set examples for our children

I ran my first marathon a week before my youngest daughter turned one. Never in her memory has there been a time when I didn’t dress primarily in spandex, consume copious amounts of gels and energy chews, or spend the dark early hours of a Saturday morning out on a run. It was after one of these long runs that I returned to find Ali, who was three at the time, on her stomach rolling back and forth over a foam roller. When I asked what she was doing she simply said, “Playing mommy.” In her eyes, this is ...

April 26, 2015 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


How to prevent sports injuries through warm-ups and proper stretching

Does stretching reduce sports injuries? This question is a hot topic with much debate and conflicting evidence. I will present a few studies and then make my recommendation based on experience. I have run four marathons and countless other long distance races and have some insight on this topic. I am also a chiropractor and treat many sports-related injuries.

April 22, 2015 | Steve Davis Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


Wildlife center offers varied opportunities

The Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center can rightly be called a 6,400-acre classroom.

April 21, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Product review: 14 outdoor products for spring

In honor of the warmer days ahead, here is a look at several products that could possibly be of use on your next excursion. Big and small, they offer just a small glimpse into the constantly evolving world of outdoor gear.

April 16, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL | Outdoors/Recreation


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