NATURE GUIDE

There is an abundance of wildlife along the trail including: White Tail Deer, Eastern Wild Turkey, Gray Squirrel, Fox Squirrel, Wood Ducks, Canada Geese, Turtle, Beaver, River Otter, Eagle, etc…
Granite rock outcrops are a distinctive feature of the trail.  Native trees and plants such as: White Oak, Red Oak, River Birch, Pin Oaks, Yellow Pine, Red Cedar, Sweet Gum, Long Leaf Pine.  

Wood Ducks
Wood Ducks

The wood duck or Carolina duck (Aix sponsa) is a species of perching duck found in North America. It is one of the most colorful North American waterfowl.[

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White Tail Deer
White Tail Deer

White Tail Deer are known as generalists because of their ability to thrive in a wide variety of habitats including forests, woodlots, suburbs, golf courses, extensive agriculture, swamps and coastal marshes.

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Freshwater Turtle
Freshwater Turtle

Freshwater turtles are reptiles, like snakes and lizards. Their shell is mainly used for protection from predators. They need access to both water and land to complete their life cycle. They inhabit a variety of freshwater habitats, from all sorts of wetlands to lakes, streams and rivers.

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River Otter
River Otter

The river otter (Lutra canadensis) is an amphibious member of the Mustelidae or weasel family. Today, the river otter thrives throughout the state, including areas in north Georgia where its populations were once diminished.

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Gray Squirrel
Gray Squirrel

The gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) is the most common species in Georgia. It is found statewide in both rural and urban areas.

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Fox
Fox

Valued as one of the classic representatives from the wild canid family, foxes are found throughout the state in both rural and urban landscapes. In Georgia, there are two species of fox - the gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) and the red fox (Vulpes vulpes).

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Fox Squirrel
Fox Squirrel

Fox squirrels in Georgia tend to be most closely associated with mature pine and mixed pine/hardwood habitats. Extensive mature Piedmont and Coastal Plain pine stands with open understories and herbaceous ground cover seem to be especially dominated by fox squirrels with little or no occurrence of gray squirrels.

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Eastern Wild Turkey
Eastern Wild Turkey

The eastern wild turkey is the most numerous and widely distributed subspecies. It occurs throughout Georgia, and an intergrade of the eastern and Florida subspecies occurs across the extreme southern and southeastern part of the state.

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American Beaver
American Beaver

The beaver is a large, primarily nocturnal, semiaquatic rodent, second largest in the world. Their colonies create one or more dams to provide still, deep water to protect against predators, and to float food and building material.

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North American Beaver
North American Beaver

The beaver is a large, primarily nocturnal, semiaquatic rodent, second largest in the world. Their colonies create one or more dams to provide still, deep water to protect against predators, and to float food and building material.

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Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle

The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a bird of prey found in North America. Its range includes most of Canada and Alaska, all of the contiguous United States, and northern Mexico. It is found near large bodies of open water with an abundant food supply and old-growth trees for nesting.

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Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle

The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a bird of prey found in North America. Its range includes most of Canada and Alaska, all of the contiguous United States, and northern Mexico. It is found near large bodies of open water with an abundant food supply and old-growth trees for nesting.

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