Happening This Month - May 2015
The loggerhead sea turtle nesting season in Georgia has started on time and, as last year, on Cumberland Island.
With sea turtle and manatee sightings on the rise on Georgia’s coast, boaters should be on the lookout for these big and rare animals.
Animals such as deer, coyotes, bears, raccoons, foxes and skunks often get labeled as a nuisance due to their sometimes intrusive and destructive habits in suburban settings, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. Why? Because of easy access to “food.”
The weather is going to be perfect to be outside this weekend, so be sure to make plans to come experience an outdoor fun day at the 19th annual J.A.K.E.S. DAY at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center near Mansfield, Georgia. This free event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sat., May 9.
The potential for sightings of multiple types of wildlife increase as the weather warms up. As such, black bears could be seen in or around your neighborhood this spring and summer, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.
Trout season opened this past March, but unlike previous years, they will no longer have a closing date. Beginning April 21, 2015, state trout streams will remain open year-round, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.
Teams in Georgia's Youth Birding Competition set high marks for bird species seen or heard and conservation funds raised last weekend as the 10th annual event continued to spread its wings, and expand its impact for wildlife.
Georgia will be well-represented at the 2015 National Archery in the Schools Program National Tournament in May after more than 1,000 archers shot in this year’s Georgia-NASP State Tournament at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry.
Twelve elementary school children have been picked as statewide winners in Georgia's 25th annual Give Wildlife a Chance Poster Contest.
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