Category Archives: Wildlife Notes
The rites of spring start arriving to the swamp as Ospreys begin nesting, you can observe aerial courtship displays of red-tailed hawks, Southern Leopard Frogs can be heard calling. Ferns raise new fiddleheads, early blooming wildflowers, such as Neverwet, Arrowhead … Continue reading
Big numbers of birds winter throughout the swamp you will find Sandhill Crane and Ibis particularly abundant near the junction of Grand and Chesser prairies and in the vicinity of Gannet Lake. Wood Ducks, Hooded Mergansers, and teal can be … Continue reading
River Otters are more conspicuous in the lakes and prairies as alligators cease feeding.
Black Bears become more visible as they look for the fall food crop.
September Okefenokee Wildlife Notes: Fall migration of land birds includes Red-eyed Vireos, American Redstarts, Black and White Warblers and Hermit Thrushes all arriving to winter. Fall fishing improves as daytime temperatures lower. Yellow-eyed grasses, Swamp Loosestrife, and other fall wildflowers … Continue reading
August Okefenokee Wildlife Notes: Wildlife is most active during the cooler hours of morning and evening. Small flocks of blue-winged teal begin to arrive, signaling the beginning of the fall migration. Alligator young hatch and leave the nest, and may … Continue reading
July Okefenokee Wildlife Notes: Young herons, egrets and ibis, now fully fledged, leave the rookeries. Wood storks may be observed feeding in the prairies. Look for red-headed woodpeckers and pine warblers in pine forest uplands. Loblolly Bay is in bloom. … Continue reading
June Okefenokee Wildlife Notes: Many species of frogs are heard during the evenings including chorus, green tree, pig carpenter. Gopher Tortoises can be seen near their burrows in the late afternoon. Sweet-bay Magnolia and white lilies bloom. Bream fishing is … Continue reading
Many aquatic turtles are laying eggs, raccoons are just as rapidly digging up and eating the eggs. Wading birds become more conspicuous, common Nighthawks perform aerial displays. Warmouth perch fishing is improving. Pine woods Treefrogs and Little Grass Frogs can … Continue reading