Fireflies under a full moon in the Bankhead National Forest
IMPORTANT UPDATE! PLEASE READ REVISED MEET-UP DIRECTIONS AT BOTTOM OF THIS POST IN RED IF YOU HAVE ALREADY SIGNED UP.
Update #2: Due to such an overwhelming response to this hike we are unable to take more sign-ups. Watch the forecast and be prepared for rain. We could be on the tail end of a storm moving through at 7 p.m. We are monitoring the weather and if there is severe weather around the time we are supposed to meet then we will cancel, but stay tuned and cross your fingers!
Thursday evening, June 28
7:30 p.m. at the Wild South office at 552 Lawrence Street, Moulton, Alabama
or at the intersection of Highay 33 and County Road 90 (Leola Road) in the Bankhead National Forest (directions below) at 7:50 p.m.
Let us know you’re coming – firstname.lastname@example.org or 256-974-6166 – and where you’ll meet the group. Last-minute show-ups is fine.
We will carpool/caravan from the office or from Leola Road.
Join Wild South staff and Dr. Charles Borden for this very special event! Viewing fireflies in the deep darkness of a summer forest is a magical experience. Being free of development and light pollution, our Bankhead National Forest provides the perfect atmosphere for night viewing of fireflies.
Our destination for the viewing will be the roadside and bridge over Brushy Creek on Brushy Creek Road east of Pine Torch Church.
There has been a wash-out and road closure on Brushy Creek Road across from Pine Torch Church. Therefore, we will not be meeting at Pine Torch Church. Instead, if you are not meeting us at the Wild South office, plan to meet the group at the intersection of Highway 33 and County Road 90 (Leola Road) at 7:50 p.m. Coming from the south (Double Springs area), go north on Highway 33, pass the Central Work Center and Firetower, pass the turn-off for Brushy Lake and Pine Torch Horse Camp (Co. Rd. 70), continue north on Highway 33 to County Road 90 (there may not be a Co. Rd. sign) and look for the brown sign for Owl Creek Horse Camp and Flint Creek Trail. There will also be a brown sign for Black Warrior Wildlife Management Area. Turn right here and park along the side of the road. If you are coming from the north and are traveling south on Highway 33, look to the left for the big white sign for Lindsay Hall Church and also the Black Warrior Wildlife Management Area sign and turn left at the signs.
Janice Barrett will arrive in a blue Subaru Legacy station wagon to lead the group to the site. If more information is needed, e-mail Janice at email@example.com.
UNLEASHED DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED.