• 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.

Woodland Sunflower

Helianthus divaricatus

Woodland Sunflower

Tom Barnes, University of Kentucky

The Woodland Sunflower (Helianthus divaricatus) is a perennial herb that grows 2-6 feet tall. It can be found along roadsides, in woodlands, and on rocky bluffs. Its flowers bloom from July to September and are about 2 inches in diameter. It thrives in sun or partial shade and adapts to both moist and dry soils. It is appropriate for meadows, grasslands and woodlands. Because it is aggressive, it may not be appropriate for perennial borders or other managed areas.

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Hickory Horned Devil

While many caterpillars make cocoons to molt into moths and butterflies, some, like the Hickory Horned Devil, bury themselves in the ground over the winter emerging in the Spring fully changed.