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  • July 2024 ANR Update

    Mothballs Do Not Repel Snakes Article by: Jessica Warren, ANR Agent, Camden County Every year I see it and every year I get calls about it. There’s an old wives’ tale that moth balls will repel snakes from your yard or wherever else you don’t want them – this is completely false. Why do I…

  • April 2024 ANR Update

    All About Lichens! Lichens & what they mean for your tree – Article by: Jessica Warren, ANR Agent, Camden CountyThe Truth about Slime Molds, Spanish Moss, Lichens and Mistletoe – UGA Publication Invasive Species Alert – Callery (Bradford) Pear (Pyrus calleryana) & leatherleaf mahonia (Mahonia bealei) Callery pear and leatherleaf mahonia. These species bloom in…

  • February 2024 ANR Update

    GSWCC Project Funding Now Available for Small Scale Farming The Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission (GSWCC), in partnership with local Soil and Water Conservation Districts, is offering up to $10,000 per project to support urban agriculture and soil health focused projects. Projects can be creative supporting the concepts outlined the Natural Resources Conservation Service…

  • 2024 Coastal Georgia Master Naturalist Course Registration for the 2024 Coastal Georgia Master Naturalist Course is now open. The course will be offered on nine Fridays from February 2, 2024 thru April 12, 2024 with no class on February 9th & April 5th. Registration/contact form and the program flyer Participants can either come into the…

  • Understanding Alligators

    Understanding AlligatorsArticle by: Jessica Warren, ANR Agent, Camden County Coastal Georgia is a beautiful place to call home, full of natural beauty and unique ecosystems. There’s a certain wildness to the area that adds to its mystique and appeal. The creature that perhaps symbolizes that wildness and mystique best, is the American Alligator. American Alligators…

  • Getting Started With Native PlantsArticle by: Jessica Warren, ANR Agent, Camden County There’s been a lot of interest in recent years in planting native plants – which I couldn’t be happier about! Planting native plants is a simple yet impactful choice that benefits not only your landscape, but the entire ecosystem and future generations. Contrary…

  • Valuable Vultures

    Valuable VulturesArticle by: Jessica Warren, ANR Agent, Camden County Some of our native Georgia wildlife is cute and cuddly looking, and well, some of it just isn’t. One of those animals that doesn’t charm the masses with an adorable face or cute behavior is the vulture. Luckily for all of us, it’s not just the…

  • Camden County Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent, Jessica Warren, will continue offering virtual lunch and learn classes in 2024. Classes will be held once a month and are free and open to the public. 2024 Lunch & Learn Class Schedule: Follow this direct link to our webpage to register for classes: 2024 Lunch & Learn…

  • Invasive Species Alert: crapemyrtle bark scale (Acanthococcus lagerstroemia) Crapemyrtle bark scale informationCrapemyrtle bark scale Fact Sheet (PDF) OverviewCrapemyrtle bark scale is native to Asia and was detected in Texas in 2004. Infestations are scattered around the southern US. Primary hosts in the US are crapemyrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) and American beautyberry (Callicarpa americana), but several other…

  • Spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula), has not yet been found in Georgia, but it is a well-known invasive in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic and we want to know if/when it gets to Georgia. This insect is fairly easy to ID in the US and is an adult right now in the areas it is found. It…