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The Northern Flicker- The Anteaters of the Sky

By: Ashlyn Halseth With southern migration season picking up, the Northern Flicker’s (Colaptes auratus) coloration is well-deserving a feature during the fall season! The Northern Flicker is a species of bird found within the family Picidae, which includes other...

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Find the Food and Find the Deer: Keying in on Soft Mast

By Evan Wheeler, GWF Private Lands Biologist As archery season for white-tailed deer approaches, deer hunters throughout Georgia are eagerly anticipating getting into the woods to swat mosquitos, pick off ticks, and hopefully send some arrows into flight! However,...

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Red-bellied Watersnake

By: Ashlyn Halseth As their name suggests, the red-bellied watersnake or Nerodia erythrogaster erythrogaster is a non-venomous snake, found in Georgia, that lives close to water! They are known for their distinctive keeled scales, that make them appear dull and raised...

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Great Blue Heron – Not Always Blue!

By: Ashlyn Halseth The Great Blue Heron’s (Ardea herodias) name is quite fitting for its outward appearance. This bird, which shares a taxonomic family with other herons, egrets, and bitterns, is a large bird, with an average length of 38-54 inches, which is 5 times...

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The Great American Outdoors Act is a Victory for Georgia

Landmark Legislation Protects Public Lands and Expands Recreation Opportunities for Decades to Come Covington, GA - The Great American Outdoors Act, which was officially signed into law at a White House ceremony, is the most significant conservation legislation in a...

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American Beaver – Strong Teeth & Even Stronger Homes

By: Ashlyn Halseth Reaching up to 60 pounds, the American beaver (Castor canadensis) is North America’s largest rodent. Accounting for a lot of their weight is their disproportionally large skull and teeth. These features are crucial for the beaver’s very specialized...

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Hummingbird Moth- The Daytime Moth

By: Ashlyn Halseth Beating their wings up to 70 beats per second and consuming nectar all day, it is no shock that the Hummingbird Moth is commonly mistaken for being a part of the avian group, Hummingbirds. Hummingbird Moths are in the family Sphingidae, which...

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