Trip Report – Shining Rock Wilderness: June 2, 2018

Trip Report – Shining Rock Wilderness: June 2, 2018

On Saturday, June 2, 2018 five people and one helpful canine set out to continue Wild South’s search for the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee in the Shining Rock Wilderness area of the Pisgah National Forest. Hundreds of visitors visit the peaks of Sam Knob and Black Balsam here on the weeken
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WILD WEDNESDAYS in the Bankhead National Forest

Wild South’s Wild Wednesday hikes in the Bankhead National Forest are opportunities for kids and their adults to enjoy our public lands together.  We come to love a place when we spend time in it, and what we love we want to protect.  Our hikes teach kids and adults about the wo
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Welcome, 2018 Interns!

Wild South is committed to training the next generation of conservationists and each year we bring on interns to help them gain experience in the field of conservation that will help them achieve their career goals. These interns are always eager to help and are passionate about doing
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Bumble Bee Challenge! – June

This June we are giving out a prize to the citizen scientist that submits the most Bumble Bee observations to our iNaturalist project! They don’t have to be rare species, we want submissions of even the most common Bumble Bees around. Any information we gather through this proje
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Roan Mountain Balds Bumble Bee Search – Sunday, June 17

Join Wild South’s Conservation Biologist, Morgan Harris, as we head out to the Balds at Roan Mountain to catch the blooming Rhododendrons that blanket these mountains around this time of year. We will walk along the Appalachian Trail and spend some time with the (hopefully) imme
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Volunteer with Wild South in Sipsey Wilderness, June 16

Wild South’s volunteer workday in the Sipsey Wilderness Saturday, June 16 8:30 a.m. at the Wild South office at 552 Lawrence Street, Moulton, Alabama Sign up at janice@wildsouth.org or 256-974-6166 This month’s volunteer workday will take place on Trail 203 in the Sipsey W
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Priority Species: At Risk Bumble Bees of the Southern Appalachians

While searching for the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee is a big goal of Wild South’s citizen science project, this federally endangered species is not the only focus. Several other species found in our region are at risk of extinction or currently suffering population declines. By collectin
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Shining Rock Wilderness Bumble Bee Search – June 2, 2018

We’re going to head out to Shining Rock Wilderness to search for Bumble Bees! Depending on the number of people that RSVP we will either search Sam Knob and Black Balsam Knob or just one of those trails. This is a wilderness area so group size is limited to 10, but we can have t
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Where to Search for Rusty Patched Bumble Bees

Rusty Patched Bumble Bees were once widespread across the Southern Appalachian Mountains, but their populations have been declining rapidly since the 1980’s along with many other bumble bee species across the Eastern U.S. In fact, the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee hasn’t been seen in the S
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Wild South hike in the Bankhead National Forest, May 26

  Wild South’s next hike in the Bankhead National Forest will be Saturday, May 26 9:00 a.m. at the Wild South office in Moulton, Alabama at 552 Lawrence Street Sign up at janice@wildsouth.org or 256-974-6166. Advance registration is required in order to limit group size.  G
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