Archive for June 2014

Bankhead Liaison Panel meeting, July 1

The next meeting of the Bankhead Liaison Panel will be held Tuesday, July 1, 2014. The meeting will begin at 6:00 PM at the Moulton Recreation Center at Alexander Park in Moulton, AL. The Recreation Center is located on Court Street in Moulton, 1/2 mile west of the courthouse square. The meeting topics include updates…

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Wild South Hike in Sipsey Wilderness, June 28

Hike to Parker Branch Falls Sipsey Wilderness Saturday, June 28, 2014 8:30 a.m. Warrior Mountains Trading Company SIGN UP HERE! Group size is strictly limited and advance sign-up is required Ages 10 and over Leader:  Janice Barrett Distance:  3.5 miles roundtrip More challenging than not Parker Branch is located on the western side of the…

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Graveyard Fields – Pisgah National Forest

Graveyard Fields – Pisgah National Forest by Carson Feather Whitmore Don’t be deterred by the name of this scenic area! The only ghosts you’ll find here are the remains of spruce stands in this vast mountain bald. Wind storms and timber felling created spruce stumps, which resembled moss and lichen-covered gravestones. The landscape dramatically changed…

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Red Wolf (Canis rufus)

by Emily EhleyRed Wolf (Canis rufus) As the summer begins and the green glow of tulip poplar blossoms rise over the mountains, we take a moment once again to be thankful for the magnificent diversity of life in the Southeast. This is one time a year when people celebrate the tiniest things, like the first…

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WILD WEDNESDAYS in the Bankhead National Forest!

Spending time in nature changes us.  It immerses us in clean air, takes us to the heart of our spirituality, clears our minds, strengthens our bodies and expands our concept of community. Wild South’s Wild Wednesday hikes in the Bankhead National Forest are opportunities for kids and their adults to enjoy our public lands together. …

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Annual Wild South Staff-Intern Retreat (FORWARD!)

  The first week of June offers us a chance as staff and great group of interns at Wild South to venture to the woods, gather with our energy, passion and joy for the places we all love, and strategically guide the movement forward. At the 2014 Annual Wild South Staff-Intern Retreat, we hosted 16-yes…

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Cherokee Community Celebration Day 2014

  In May 2014, The Cherokee Preservation Foundation hosted the annual Community Celebration Day, which is an event for members of the Cherokee community to see the various projects funded by the CPF throughout the year and gives grantees the opportunity to showcase what they have been and are doing with granted funds and to…

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Wild Wednesdays are coming!

CLICK HERE for the schedule of Wild Wednesday hikes in Bankhead National Forest!  Every Wednesday in July and the first Wednesday in August, Wild Wednesday hikers will meet at the Wild South office in Wren, Alabama at 9:30 a.m. to explore some of the coolest places in the Bankhead National Forest. Since 2014 is the…

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Solstice Volunteer Workday in Sipsey Wilderness, June 21

Wild South’s Helping Hands Volunteer workday in Sipsey Wilderness Summer Solstice, Saturday, June 21 8:30 a.m. Wild South office Sign up HERE! Trail maintenance on Sipsey Wilderness Trail 202, the old Randolph Motorway, from Cranal Road to Sipsey Fork This will be about a 7 mile roundtrip hike.  Work will consist of using hand tools…

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Trillium

Trillium (Trillium spp.), By Emily Ehley ( Trillium erectum, pictured) Georgia O’Keeffe, who painted flowers that were more than flowers- and landscapes that breathed life, once wrote, “Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small. We haven’t time, and to see takes time – like to have a friend takes time.” If you are…

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