A Full Moon Firefly Forest Evening with Wild South, Thursday, June 28

A Full Moon Firefly Forest Evening with Wild South, Thursday, June 28

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 t
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Wild South Flora Blitz and Hike, Bankhead National Forest, June 30

  Flora Blitz (yeah, we just made that up) and Hike in the Bankhead National Forest  9:00 a.m. at the Wild South office, 552 Lawrence Street, Moulton, Alabama Sign up at janice@wildsouth.org or 256-974-6166.  Advance registration is required. Please include your phone number when
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Big Tom Gap Bumble Bee Search – June 30

Join us on the Black Mountain Crest Trail to search for imperiled Bumble Bees! This will be a more rigorous outing as the total mileage will land between 6.5 to 7.5 miles on the rugged Black Mountain Crest Trail. We’re aiming to make it out to Big Tom Gap where there is some for
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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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