• Three kayakers enjoying the river.

    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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    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 Wren

Carolina Wren, Thryothorus ludovicianus

Carolina Wren

Tom Wilson

The Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) is commonly found in dense, brushy tangles within woods. Although it is large for a wren, it is still a small bird, growing 5.5-6 inches long with a wingspan of about 7.5 inches. Both males and females are reddish-brown in color and have long, bold white "eyebrows". They can be found foraging on the ground, eating insects, tree frogs, and some vegetable matter. They make their nests of twigs, mosses, rootlets, bark, and sometimes snakeskin lined with fine materials, and placed in a natural cavity or other places, including pails, brush piles and mailboxes. Their song is a loud, repeated three-part phrase, like "tea-kettle, tea-kettle, tea-kettle".

Did You Know?

Great Blue Heron hunting for food - Photo by Tom Wilson

Great Blue Herons stand up to four feet tall and have special feathers that dissolve into powder. They use a serrated middle claw to distribute the powder which they use for preening or cleaning themselves.