Tenant Farm Welcomes Visitors

Jones Family Tenant Farm Welcomes Distinguished Visitors Tall Timbers was pleased to host Jerry Pinkney on November 2, 2018. Mr. Pinkney is one of America’s most admired children’s book illustrators. He has won the Caldecott Medal and five Caldecott Honors, among many other awards. The Caldecott medal is given by the American Library Association to […]

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Red-cockaded Woodpeckers on Dixie Plantation

New Population of Red-cockaded Woodpeckers on Dixie Plantation Established By Jim Cox, Stoddard Bird Lab Director Just before the Thanksgiving break, staff with the Stoddard Bird Lab completed the first phase of work needed to establish a new population of Red-cockaded Woodpeckers on Dixie Plantation.  With help from Georgia DNR biologists Joe Burnam, Zach Henshaw, […]

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Hurricane Michael Impacts Woodyard Hammock

Hurricane Michael Impacts Woodyard Hammock By Kevin Robertson, PhD, Fire Ecology Program Director When Dr. William Platt established a long-term study of the Woodyard Hammock old-growth beech-magnolia forest on Tall Timbers in 1978, he had hurricanes in mind. He was interested in how tropical storms would contribute to perpetuation of this ancient forest by knocking […]

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Bobwhites in the Eye of the Storm

Bobwhites in the Eye of the Storm By Theron M. Terhune, PhD, Game Bird Program Director While the devastating effects of hurricanes headline the news and social media, from wind-torn towns and cities to flooded interstates and washed out roadways, their impacts on wildlife, and bobwhite in particular, are frequently part of the conversation during […]

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Hurricane Michael Damages Forest Lands

Hurricane Michael Severely Damages Forest Lands in the Region By William Palmer, PhD, D. Clay Sisson and Kevin Hiers Hurricane Michael made landfall at 12:30 PM, Wednesday, October 10, near Mexico Beach, Florida with sustained winds of 155 mph. It entered Georgia as a Category 4 storm, and quickly headed to the northeast causing catastrophic […]

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