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Using Georgia Native Plants · 1d ago

What’s in this Pocket?

Carolina spring beauty (Claytonia caroliniana)Last week, on March 17th, I returned to the Pocket at Pigeon Mountain for the second time this year. This visit was 4 weeks after my first visit on February 19th (documented in this post).  This visit was...
Using Georgia Native Plants · 1W ago

The Price of Ignorance

When I go for a walk around my neighborhood, I always expect to find both good things and not so good things in the natural world. Good things are thriving native plants, birds, and butterflies. Not so good things are increased populations of invasiv...
Using Georgia Native Plants · 2W ago

Bee Welcome

On your path to nature, what did you fall in love with first? It probably wasn’t bees, was it? We grow up from childhood with a healthy respect for creatures that can pack a powerful sting. ...
Using Georgia Native Plants · 3W ago

Revenge of the Seeds

'Bradford' pear flowers with old fruitPears that have seeded into the wild from cultivated stock are blooming now. These are the trees that were sold as ‘Bradford’ pears (Pyrus calleryana) a...
Using Georgia Native Plants · 4W ago

Peeking in the Pocket

The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain (and the Shirley Miller Wildflower Trail located there) is a beautiful spring wildflower hotspot. A popular time to go is mid-March when flowers are very lush and colorful. I have been several times during that timeframe...
Using Georgia Native Plants · 1M ago

Plan for Butterflies

Tiger swallowtail on native azalea (April)Even with our mild winters in Georgia, seeing that first butterfly is always a thrill. I usually always run back inside for my camera to record the ...
Using Georgia Native Plants · 1M ago

As Lovely As a Tree

Liriodendron tulipiferaThe third Friday in February is Georgia Arbor Day. It is a good day to plant a tree in Georgia because we generally have mild conditions and can usually dig a hole eve...
Using Georgia Native Plants · 1M ago

Bird’s Eye View

American goldfinchSometimes we look at our yard from a neighbor’s perspective – is it neat and attractive? When you’re a nature lover, you might consider a different view point. How about fr...
Using Georgia Native Plants · 1M ago

Can I Get a G-E-O-R-G-I-A?

Several years ago I came up with an idea to create the picture shown here. It would spell ...
Using Georgia Native Plants · 2M ago

Hard Labor Creek State Park

Every year I try to visit more Georgia State Parks. I even bought an annual pass in 2016 t...