Georgia Nature Weekends

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Overview

Every season offers new reasons to get outside and explore -- if you know when and where to go. Georgia Nature Weekends provides all the information you need to plan fifty-two great weekend getaways -- from excursions for the serious naturalist to casual outings for the whole family. This guide will take you to familiar destinations -- Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield, Cloudland Canyon State Park, and Jekyll Island -- as well as places off the beaten track -- Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge, Rolater Park, and the Tift Magnolia Tree -- where you can view nature at its best. A handful of indoor adventures are also included for those days when the weather just won't cooperate. Let Georgia Nature Weekends help you explore the outdoors any time of year.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762711017
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2001
  • Series: Falcon Guides Series
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 6.03 (w) x 9.03 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Terry W. Johnson is a wildlife biologist with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. He has been published in many popular nature magazines, and has been the recipient of numerous awards for his conservation work.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Introduction xii
Spring
1 A World Apart: Grand Bay 1
2 A Floral Wonderland: The Shirley Miller Wildflower Trail at the Crockford-Pigeon Mountain Wildlife Management Area 5
3 A Blue and White Tapestry: Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge 8
4 A Diet of Fire and Water: The Doerun Pitcher Plant Bog Natural Area 11
5 The Roar of the Alligator: Stephen C. Foster State Park 15
6 The Lilliputian Plant World of Panola Mountain: Panola Mountain State Conservation Park 18
7 A Medley of Spring Wildflowers: The Meadowlark Gardens Area Wildflower Trail at Callaway Gardens 23
8 The Spring Serenade of the Wild Turkey: The Little Rock Wildlife Drive 26
9 An Explosion of Azaleas: Overlook Azalea Garden and the Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl 31
10 Legends and Beauty Abound in Tallulah Gorge: Tallulah Gorge 34
11 Battlefield Songsters: Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield 38
12 A Hubbub of Nesting Activity: Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge 43
13 The Swamp Canary: Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Museum and Nature Center 47
14 A Torrent of Shoals Spiderlilies: Big Lazer Creek Wildlife Management Area 50
15 The Magnolia Wedding Chapel: The Tift Magnolia Tree in Tifton 53
16 A Walk Back in Time: Cloudland Canyon State Park 55
17 In Quest of Georgia's Most Beautiful Bird: Fort Pulaski National Monument 58
Summer
18 Shady Pools and Monster Trout: Smithgall Woods-Dukes Creek Conservation Area 62
19 Butterflies Flutter in the Summer Sun: Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge 66
20 A Canyon Treasure: Providence Canyon State Park 69
21 Sea Turtles by Starlight: Jekyll Island 73
22 A View from the Top of Georgia: Brasstown Bald in the Chattahoochee National Forest 78
23 Gopher Tortoises Dig the Heat: General Coffee State Park 82
24 Urban Shorebirds: E. L. Huie Water Treatment Facility 86
25 A Trek into a Mountain: Rolater Park 91
26 A Night Under the Stars: Georgia State University's Hard Labor Creek Observatory in Hard Labor Creek State Park 94
27 Hummingbird Hangout: Nongame-Endangered Wildlife Program Office Backyard Wildlife Habitat Demonstration Area 96
28 Searching for Sea Lilies Hundreds of Miles from the Ocean: Chattahoochee National Forest 101
Fall
29 The Nation's Champion Blackjack Oak: Byron United Methodist Church 104
30 A Visit to a Big-City Wetland: The Wetlands Center of the Clayton County Water Authority 107
31 The Tree that Owns Itself: Athens 111
32 A Visit with Southbound Travelers: The Jekyll Island Banding Station 114
33 A Visit to a Glittering Goliath: Stone Mountain State Park 119
34 Black-Water Sentinels in Their Autumn Splendor: George L. Smith State Park 123
35 The Fall Flight of the Cloudless Sulphur: Jekyll Island 127
36 Falling Leaves and Cascading Waters: Amicalola Falls State Park 130
37 White-tailed Deer Abound at Red Top Mountain: Red Top Mountain State Park 133
38 Nature's Engineer: Gordonia-Altamaha State Park 137
39 Mother Nature's Fall Show: Richard B. Russell Scenic Parkway 141
Winter
40 Bedtime for Vultures: Reed Bingham State Park 145
41 Mustangs, Spanish Moss, and Seaside Legends: Cumberland Island National Seashore 148
42 Blackbirds Everywhere!: Crisp County Blackbird Roost 153
43 Rafts of Sea Ducks: Jekyll Island 157
44 The Christmas Bird Count: A Holiday Tradition: Chattahoochee National Forest-Songbird Management Area 160
45 Wings Over the Swamp Wildlife Festival: Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge 164
46 In Search of the Purple Sandpiper: The North Beach of Tybee Island 168
47 Butterflies Galore: Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center 171
48 A Glimpse at the Secret Life of an Owl: Town of Cobb 174
49 The Gray Squirrel's Country Cousin: Seminole State Park 177
50 Wood Ducks at Twilight: Rum Creek Wildlife Management Area 181
51 Watching Dolphins on Beach Patrol: Tybee Island 186
52 Eagle Nesting--Southern Style: Champney Island Boat Ramp 189
Index 193
About the Author 200
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