Tag Archives: Georgia Endangered Species

Millworker’s Houses, Fitzgerald

These are among the last of the millworker’s houses in the Fitzgerald Cotton Mills that haven’t been covered with vinyl siding.

The utilitarian structures were provided to employees of the mill and many families remained in them after the mill closed.

This was the last in original condition; I photographed it in 2009 and it was razed by 2010.

The Fitzgerald Cotton Mills, seen on a vintage postcard, circa 1912.

Hay Barn, Cartecay

Orianne Indigo Snake Preserve, Telfair County


Located between Jacksonville and Lumber City, the Orianne Indigo Snake Preserve is a largely undisturbed area of longleaf pine, sandhills, bottomland forests and swamps along the Ocmulgee River set aside to help protect the Indigo Snake (Drymarchon couperi) and associated species.


Public Domain Photograph by Pete Pattavina, U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Hooded Pitcher Plants in Bloom, Turner County

turner county ga hooded pitcher plants in bloom photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2009

The Hooded Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia minor) is one of the more common species of carnivorous plants in South Georgia. 

Gopher Tortoise, Ben Hill County

Gopher Tortoise Crossing a Dirt Road Ben Hill County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia usa 2008

Gopherus polyphemus

Learn more about these wonderful creatures here.