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Georgia Water Coalition Holds Fall Meeting

The Georgia Water Coalition met virtually on November 19th for its annual fall membership meeting. This meeting is usually held at GWF’s Alcovy Conservation Center every November and includes an oyster roast and happy hour. Although these water advocates could not...

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Support Georgia Wildlife Federation with Target Circle

GWF is honored and excited to announce that we have been chosen to participate in a special charitable giving campaign, sponsored and funded by Target. And you have the chance to help direct a portion of Target's donation to us! Now through December 31, vote for us...

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The Wild Turkey- Almost the Nation’s Bird

By Ashlyn Halseth When proposing a national symbol for the United States, many of the founding fathers looked towards the Bald Eagle for their intimidatingly strong beaks and wings build for soaring; however, Benjamin Franklin had a different idea. Wild Turkey or...

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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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