Archive for September 2013

Carolina Flying Squirrel

Carolina Northern Flying Squirrel  (Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus) By Sean Cheetham     The Carolina Northern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus) is a subspecies of the more widely distributed Northern Flying Squirrel. This squirrel has a brownish-red coat along its sides and back and a grayish-white under belly. Its most distinctive feature, however, is the lateral…

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Tennesse Wild at SEJ

Just in: Tennessee Wild and SouthWings will be offering a view of Tennessee’s Wilderness areas, existing and proposed, from the air and the ground as an independently organized opportunity for attendees at the Society of Environmental Journalists annual conference in Chattanooga. #SEJ2013

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Timber Rattlesnake

Timber Rattlesnake (Crotalus Horridus) By: Sean Cheetham             The Timber Rattlesnake is a venomous thick bodied snake that can grow between 3 – 4.5 feet or more. Just like its desert cousin, the Timber Rattlesnake has a distinctive rattle at the end of its tail. The Timber Rattlesnake will often rely on its superb camouflage…

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Bankhead Trash Roundup and Picnic! Sept. 28

National Public Lands Day work project and picnic Saturday, September 28, 2013 8:30 a.m. Sipsey Recreation Area parking lot, Bankhead National Forest Come volunteer, socialize and feast with us as we celebrate our national forest!  Sign up HERE! Every year, Wild South volunteers come together on National Public Lands Day to participate in a work…

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Wild South hike in Bankhead NF (AL) September 21

Our last hike of summer Parker Branch in the Sipsey Wilderness Saturday, September 21 9:00 a.m. Click HERE to sign up! Group size is strictly limited and advance sign-up is required Distance:  3.5 miles roundtrip Rating:  Moderately challenging, for experienced hikers only Leader:  Janice Barrett Ages 12 and over Wild South hikes in the Bankhead…

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North American Raccoon

          North American Raccoon (Procyon lotor) by Jeremy Kuhne   Raccoons originally resided in North American mixed and deciduous forests. They eventually dispersed to mountainous regions, coastal marshes and urban areas. Because of humans, raccoons are now also distributed across Europe, Japan and the Caucasus region. Adult Raccoons are usually 16…

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Carolina Wren

  Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) by Cherie Southwick   Think you are “in-tune” with nature? Well, if you’ve heard the sweet songs of the Carolina wren, you might just be. This small, yet very vocal, animal is known to sing anywhere and at any time, and is known for being one of the loudest species…

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