Trying to Opt Out on Black Friday

Darien, GA - My folks and I attempted to Opt Out on this Black Friday by visiting the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge's Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive. Unfortunately, when we got there it was closed due to today's abnormally high tide causing the refuge's diversion canal to overflow the roadway.  We decided to give Harris Neck … Continue reading Trying to Opt Out on Black Friday

Springtime at the Savannah and Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuges

Savannah - Over the last few days, I made two visits to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge and a visit to the Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge. With Spring's arrival, almost all of the migratory waterfowl have left, leaving just a few Coots who haven't made the decision to go north yet. There are still … Continue reading Springtime at the Savannah and Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuges

Photos from Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge; 2 February 2017

Until Thursday, I hadn't visited the Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge since they had to remove a lot of pine trees because of a pine beetle infestation. From what I understand, the pine trees really weren't supposed to be in that area and they plan on letting hardwoods grow up in their place instead of … Continue reading Photos from Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge; 2 February 2017

Family Visits to the Savannah NWR and Harris Neck NWR

Savannah - On Monday afternoon, I visited the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge with my folks and thoroughly enjoyed it. With the warming temperatures, the refuge is turning green again, the migratory waterfowl are all but gone, and young wildlife are beginning their lives. During Monday's trip, we saw a lot of juvenile Alligators of various … Continue reading Family Visits to the Savannah NWR and Harris Neck NWR

Visit to Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge; 23 November 2015

Brunswick - On Monday morning, I drove up to the Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge. While there, I walked the trail around the refuge's Bluebill and Woody Ponds. I didn't see quite as many migratory waterfowl as I thought I might, but there were some American Coots, Blue Winged Teal, and what were either some … Continue reading Visit to Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge; 23 November 2015

Photos from the Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge; 17 May 2015

Earlier in the week, I made a very early visit to the Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge. I got there early enough to catch some Black Crowned and Yellow Crowned Night Herons before they disappeared for the daylight hours and this time some of the Black Crowned Night Herons were close enough for photos. Wood … Continue reading Photos from the Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge; 17 May 2015

Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge – 17 January 2015

Brunswick - On Saturday morning I visited the Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge. It was around 35F Saturday morning, but the skies were clear (unlike the previous days and the next day) and it was a good day for walking the trails. I walked the Bluebill Pond Loop and part of the Goose Pond Loop, … Continue reading Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge – 17 January 2015

Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge; 27 December 2014

Brunswick - On Saturday morning after work I visited Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge, drove through the wildlife drive and walked some of the trails around Bluebill, Woody, and Snipe Ponds. It was a wonderful morning for a walk with temperatures in the 40s, clear blue skies, and the sun just beginning to come up … Continue reading Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge; 27 December 2014

National Refuges Week 2014

Last week was National Refuges Week honoring the US Fish & Wildlife Service's National Wildlife Refuge System. On Wednesday, I visited the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, part of the Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex. On Saturday, I visited the Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge, another part of the Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex. Wednesday's weather was wonderful … Continue reading National Refuges Week 2014