August - October
Abundant, shallow, fast moving water is the basis of a thriving wetland ecosystem. The Wetlands Nature Reserve is wetter than ever after Floyd County finally received an above-average rainfall in late June. Great weather for ducks... or for human visitors. Visitors from a local Rome middle school study the vegetation on a Fall day from the boardwalk.
Geese generally migrate, but some choose not to leave Paris Lake and the nature preserve and remain for the summer.
Fall semester biology class
During the Fall semester, Georgia Highlands College students study the wetlands ecology for research projects for biology classes on the left. The Wetlands Nature Preserve is on the central campus, and is only a 5 minute walk from the college biology labs and classrooms.