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First Loggerhead nest of 2008 found

BRUNSWICK -- Loggerhead turtles have returned to Georgia's beaches. Members of the Georgia Sea Turtle Cooperative found the state's first loggerhead nest of 2008 last week on Blackbeard Island, signaling the start of nesting season for the federally threatened species.

June 01, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD Facts: Camo masters can also croak

If you live in or visit a wooded area with water nearby, you probably will hear the croaks of Cope's gray treefrogs. From March through August, these common nocturnal amphibians belt out loud, buzzing trills and occasional squeaky peeps to attract mates.

June 01, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Governor Perdue Announces Additional Sites for Go Fish Georgia Facilities

ATLANTA -- Friday, Gov. Sonny Perdue announced the selection of eight additional facilities for the Go Fish Georgia Program. The additional ramp sites bring the total up to 18 funded by the program.

June 01, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Fishing derby for all area kids

The Richmond Hill Exchange Club will host its 18th annual Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 7, from 8:30 a.m.-noon, at the Richmond Hill Fish Hatchery on Highway 144.

June 01, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Take Me Fishing!

SOCIAL CIRCLE -- There are great opportunities all across the state for catfish angling, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

June 01, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Tight Line

Hello folks, Ole' Tight Line here,

June 01, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Bear sightings not common this time of year

The sighting, though a seemingly rare experience for metro Atlantans, comes as no surprise given that seasonal bear activity is increasing. This time of year, young male bears are roaming and often stumbling into what's considered non-traditional bear range, including urbanized areas.

May 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Web cam offers insight into falcons

ATLANTA - The public can again follow the private lives of downtown Atlanta's most prolific peregrine falcons.

May 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Team lands deep sea treasure

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.

May 25, 2008 | By Allen Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Sandhills inventory documents unique habitat, rare species

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.

May 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


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


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Researchers probe nutrient levels in coastal Ga. rivers

SAVANNAH - How much of a nutrient load is too much for Georgia's coastal rivers and estuaries? A research team from University of Georgia Skidaway ...

June 29, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Product review: Gear for family adventures this summer

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — With temperatures rising and summer in full swing, there are plenty of opportunities for family adventures. Whether it’s an afternoon at ...

June 28, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


It is hotter than fish grease

That`s right, friends and neighbors, the heat is on the rise. Watch out and take care of yourself in this hot weather.

June 27, 2016 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Pedal to paddle tour Saturday

You can take a bike and paddle tour of Darien and its river Saturday.

June 22, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Savannah angler catches record king mackerel

BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced a women's state record for king mackerel, Scomberomorus cavalla, landed in Georgia by Jessica Pace ...

June 22, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Celebrate July 4 in a state park, site

ATLANTA - Grilling burgers in the shade and camping under the stars are some of the July Fourth activities offered in Georgia's state parks and ...

June 22, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


An introduction to hammock camping

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — For many outdoor enthusiasts, camping is synonymous with tents. After all, tents have been around for centuries. They have a proven track ...

June 19, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Falcon nest is first seen in wild in Georgia in 75 years

TALLULAH FALLS - A pair of peregrine falcons has built a nest and appears to be raising chicks again this year at Tallulah Gorge State Park.

June 15, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Celebrate Father’s Day outdoors in a state park

ATLANTA - Spending family time outdoors is often the best gift for adventurous dads.

June 15, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Falcon nest is first seen in wild in Georgia in 75 years

TALLULAH FALLS - A pair of peregrine falcons has built a nest and appears to be raising chicks again this year at Tallulah Gorge State Park.

June 15, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Charming video shows mother cougar frolic with cubs

GLENDORA, California — It seems that when mountain lion videos appear on YouTube, they usually involve pulse-pounding rescues or encounters. Not so with a recent video ...

June 12, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


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