Trip Report: Beauty Spot Bald – July 26, 2018

Trip Report: Beauty Spot Bald – July 26, 2018

Beauty Spot Bald, a gap along the Appalachian Trail on the Tennessee/North Carolina border, has an abundance of views, pollinators and, on July 26, volunteers searching for the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee. With 11 volunteers plus three US Fish and Wildlife Biologists, Beauty Spot Bald wa
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Laid-back hike in Bankhead National Forest, August 4

Join Wild South staff for a short, fairly easy nature hike in the Bankhead National Forest Saturday, August 4 9:30 a.m. at the Wild South office at 552 Lawrence Street, Moulton, Alabama Sign up at janice@wildsouth.org or 256-974-6166. This hike is full but contact us to get on the wai
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Hike in the Bankhead National Forest, July 28

Wild South hike in the Bankhead National Forest Saturday, July 28 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 in order to limit group size.  Include your phone number, plea
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Trip Report: Mt. Mitchell Bumble Bee Search – June 30, 2018

The Deep Gap Trail in Mount Mitchell State Park has it all, from breathtaking views to breathtaking altitude. Starting at the highest peak in the United States East of the Mississippi and winding its way up and down an assortment of ridges and gaps, this trail can be tough. Luckily, t
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July Bumble Bee Challenge!

Another month, another Bumble Bee Challenge! This month we are awarding a prize to the Citizen Scientist with the most species uploaded to iNaturalist in the month of July. Remember, everyone is starting with a clean slate so if you haven’t uploaded any photos yet, now is your chance
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Cheaha Wilderness Work Day July 21

Join us for a work day in Cheaha Wilderness, Talladega National Forest. This month we will be working on reorienting a wilderness portal sign on the Cave Creek trail and fixing a few confusing trail junctions where it has been reported that hikers are getting lost. Due to the heat of
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Trip Report: Roan Mountain Balds – June 17, 2018

Our Search for the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee continued on Sunday, June 17th on the beautiful balds of Roan Mountain along the North Carolina/Tennessee border. The Rhododendrons were in full bloom, and the Rhododendron festival was in full swing attracting hundreds of visitors and thous
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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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