Georgia is fortunate to have abundant wildlife. Birds, mammals, reptiles and insects provide beauty and interest for those who take the time to notice, and are also a source of recreation for many Georgians.
Managing wildlife can be a challenge for experts and homeowners. This is particularly true as population centers continue to expand and displace animals' native habitats. UGA Extension provides tips and information about coexisting peacefully with, protecting and managing wildlife, wherever it's found.
- Deer-Tolerant Ornamental Plants (C 985) If deer are overabundant in your neighborhood, and deer herd reduction or management is not feasible, a good way to prevent deer browsing in landscapes is to plant ornamental plants that deer do not l…
- Natural History Series: Nine-Banded Armadillo (C 866-2) Scientists classify armadillos with anteaters and sloths. They have poorly developed teeth and limited mobility. Armadillos are considered both an exotic species and a pest.
- Tips for Creating a Hunting Lease Agreement (C 971) Leasing hunting land is one of several types of hunting enterprises that can be profitable for landowners, or can at least cover some of the costs of land ownership. This publication give you tips on …
- Wildlife Management Series: Using Milorganite to Repel White-Tailed Deer from Perennials (C 889-1) White-tailed deer provide aesthetic and economic value, but deer can cause a variety of negative economic impacts. Deer can damage personal property, agronomic crops, landscape plantings, and food plo…
Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study Fifteen states and the federal government cooperate to monitor and advise on wildlife diseases affecting domestic livestock and poultry. The cooperative accepts and diagnoses submitted wildlife, administers a graduate study program in conjunction with UGA and extern program for veterinary students and provides wildlife distribution maps, a quarterly newsletter, and links to federal and state agriculture, wildlife, and health agencies.
UGA Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources Learn more about the UGA Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources.
UGA Warnell Outreach Publications View outreach publications from UGA Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
UGA Department of Animal and Dairy Science Learn more about the animal and dairy science department at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Georgia Wildlife Resources Division Offers resources for hunters, fishers, wildlife watchers, and boaters including education, certification, and regulatory information. Also addresses conservations issues and provides news updates and a calendar of events.
Joro Watch Initiative According to a team of University of Georgia experts collecting data about the spiders through the newly formed Joro Watch initiative, it’s best to put down the stick (for now) and pick up a camera.
2022 Great Pollinator Census Georgia's neighbors to the east join the count for the fourth annual Great Georgia Pollinator Census.
Firefly Season Georgia is home to more than 50 species of fireflies — or lightning bugs — and you can help protect these insects by understanding their lifecycle and habitat needs.