• Three kayakers enjoying the river.

    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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  • Johnson Ferry Intermittent Trail Closures

    Representatives of Colonial Pipeline Company will be working on the gas pipeline in the Johnson Ferry North unit. The work will require intermittent trail closures. For your safety please stay on designated trails and obey all trail closures.

Carolina Chickadee

Carolina Chickadee, Poecile carolinensis

Carolina Chickadee

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The Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis) is a small bird common in wooded habitats. It shares many qualities with the Black-Capped Chickadee, but it is smaller, sleeker, smaller-headed, and shorter tailed, with lighter tail and wings with duller white edges. The Black-Capped Chickadee's range extends only as far south as Tennessee, so the ones found at CRNRA are Carolina Chickadees. They can be found acrobatically darting through tree branches searching for insects, seeds and berries. They nest in rotted wood, where they excavate cavities and fill them with moss and wood chips. Its song is a clear whistle given in three to five notes on various pitches, like "fee bee, fee bay".

Did You Know?

A Rainbow Trout before release - Photo by Russell Virgilio

All Trout have a protective membrane or "slime coat" that covers their scales and is their first line of defense against infection and disease. Damage to this coating can severely hurt the fish. Wetting your hands or limiting contact with the fish increases the likelihood that the fish will survive.