Archive for May 2013

Slow down and ENJOY! And a record number of birds counted.

May 11, 2013 First thoughts on Annual Great Smoky Mountains birding trip (annual since 1984!)  I’ve decided this needs mentioning – Wild South’s mission has me thinking: ‘inspire people to Enjoy, Value and Protect” begins with one great word – “Enjoy”.  In a world of gloom and doom, reactionary news, I completely agree that one…

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Wild South Interns Studying Hellbender Populations

Using innovative designs for “Hellbender Huts” made of concrete using wooden molds, Wild South interns will learn more about Hellbender reproductive behavior and populations. Elusive and ancient Eastern Hellbender salamanders are the largest salamander in the entire western hemisphere and live right here in our backyard!  They are incredibly unique and fascinating species that require…

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Wild South’s “Brewnion” Supporting Public Lands

The Brewing Community continues to show their fantastic support for public lands protection and Wild South.  We all agree that clean, safe public lands and waters produce better products, offer wilder experiences, and allow us to all enjoy the places we hold so dear.See the events coming up and look out for notices on the…

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Introducing Wild South’s Cherokee Trails-Google Earth project!

This is the first video of our Cherokee Indian Trails work in Western North Carolina in partnership with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Wild South hero, Lamar Marshall, has contributed volumes of his Indian Trails work and in collaboration with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and GoogleEarth, this interactive application uses decades of…

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Disappearing Wilderness

WATCH as the Wilderness of Tennessee disappears before your eyes… [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]http://youtu.be/_tnVYJy-vvY[/youtube] CLICK HERE to take action and preserve the wild!

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Bankhead National Forest hike May 25

Bankhead National Forest (Alabama) Hike Saturday, May 25 Warrior Mountains Trading Company 9:00 a.m. Advance sign-up required:  Click HERE Group size is limited. Hike to, on and under Balls Mountain Glade Leader:  Julia Bright Distance:  Approx. 1.5 miles roundtrip Rating:  Moderate All ages welcome The hike to Balls Mountain Glade begins near the west end…

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June 1 is National Trails Day! Let’s get out there.

National Trails Day Saturday, June 1 8:30 a.m. Wild South office Click HERE to sign up! To celebrate National Trails Day, we are having a special volunteer work day in the Sipsey Wilderness and YOU are invited!  The first Saturday of the month is usually a hike day for us, but this June 1 we…

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Volunteer Workday in Sipsey Wilderness, May 11

April workday mission accomplished:  Steps built, trail blockages cleared! Next Volunteer Workday in Sipsey Wilderness: Saturday, May 11 8:30 a.m. Wild South office Sign up HERE On May 11, we will team up on Sipsey Wilderness trails #203 and #207.  There is crosscut work to be done on 207 and we will give each of…

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