A beautiful swallowtail butterfly on joe pye weed. If you would like to attract butterflies to your yard, see our Butterfly Garden page for plant suggestions.

beautiful swallowtail butterfly on joe pye weed

We are forever fining new nests where the parent birds have hidden them. If you would like to create a wildlife habitat in your yard and attract songbirds, visit our Bird Gardens page.

 Birds nests on the farm

A red winged blackbird sings his heart out on a cypress tree. A red winged blackbird sings his heart out

We have three ponds on the farm which means we get our share of dragonflies. They are fascinating creatures!

ponds on the farm attract dragonflies

There are plenty of bunnies here too. You often see them scooting across the fields.

bunny in our fields

Many different species of birds live on our tree farm. We love hearing them sing and call to each other all day.

Songbirds in the trees

Occasionally you see rarer birds fly in during migration season such as this duck.

duck during bird migration season

A robin moth we ran across. She's a big girl!

Robin moth

During bird migration season we are always thrilled when a snow goose stops by. This one is traveling in a flock of Canadian geese.

snow goose in a flock of Canadian geese

Killdeer bird eggs are common here! They build their nests on the ground and we keep having to avoid them but they are a pleasure to have around.

Killdeer bird egg

Sometimes you've got to move the big guys out of the way so they don't get hurt. This snapping turtle was not happy to see us.

snapping turtle being moved

A pretty Polyphemus Moth with false eyes on the backs of their wings. The false eyes help to confuse potential predators.

Polyphemus Moth with false eyes

During the summer, butterflies are regular visitors to our plant nursery. Sometimes we think they believe we set it up just for them!

Butterfly in the plant nursery

When pruning trees in our fields we have to keep an eye out for critters such as this large spider. They help us keep other pests and bugs down!


Here we witnessed the story of the spider and the fly. We're happy the spiders help us keep the fly population in check.

the spider and the fly

Water birds are also common visitors to our pond. You should be able to see them on our Fall Hayrides.

water bird in our pond

We love being greeted in the morning by baby robins. Who wouldn't?

baby robin

Birds nests are common in our trees and a Mockingbird decided she had found the perfect spot to lay her eggs.

Mockingbird eggs and nest

Bees and pollinators are a welcome sight on any farm and we are happy they are here. A honeybee finds an early season food source from the flowers of a redbud tree. For plant recommendations on attracting bees and pollinators, see our Bees and Pollinators page.

honeybee on a redbud tree flower

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7170 Jot-em Down Road
Gainesville, GA 30506
Located in northern Forsyth County
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