• The archeological remains of Fort Frederica

    Fort Frederica

    National Monument Georgia

Things To Know Before You Come

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Insects at Ft. Frederica
Insects have always been a part of life at Frederica. Settlers arriving from England cursed the insects that plagued their new home. Modern day visitors should be prepared for insects by bringing qppropriate clothing and/or insect repellant.

Biting Flies: also called "yellow flies" or "deerflies", are most active in late spring, and appear again in August.

Chiggers: are small red mites. Chigger "cures" are ineffective because the bug is gone before the itching begins. Chiggers live inside spanish moss. Avoid chiggers by avoiding spanish moss.

Mosquitos: certain mosquitos can be vectors of disease. Wearing repellant with DEET will reduce the chances of being bite.

Sand Gnats: the tiny sand gnat (also called the "sand fly" or "no see-um") appears in large numbers during mild temperatures.

Ticks: There are many species of ticks in the Frederica area. Wearing insect repellant, tucking pants into socks, and inspecting for ticks after a visit is recommended.

Did You Know?

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Many of the British soldiers ran away from the Spanish at the "Battle of Bloody Marsh". Only seven Spanish soldiers died in that battle, so it wasn't that "bloody". Fort Frederica National Monument, Georgia