• 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.

Red-Bellied Woodpecker

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Red-Bellied Woodpecker

Ken Thomas

The Red-Bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) is a woodpecker with a tan head and belly, a red patch on the nape of its neck, and black and white barred wings, back and tail. Adults grow to 9.25 inches long with a wingspan of up to 16 inches.z It can be found in woodlands, parks and suburbs. It feeds on the trunks and limbs of trees, eating wood-boring and other insects, also fruit, berries and seeds. It excavates its nests in living trees, or ones that have recently died. It stores its food by wedging it deep in crevices in trees. Its call is a harsh "churr".

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Pink Lady Slipper - An NPS Photo

Over 50 orchid species are found in Georgia, including several lady slippers. Their flowers are prized for their beauty and unique shape.