Archive for July 2014

Pinhoti Trail- Cheaha Wilderness Area

Pinhoti Trail – Cheaha Wilderness, Talladega National Forest by Carson Feather Whitmore The Pinhoti Trail is the perfect way to explore the panoramic views and wild landscapes of the Cheaha Wilderness, within the Talladega National Forest, which is a dense second-growth forest. Creek Indian for “turkey’s home”, the Pinhoti Trail spans the entire Cheaha wilderness.…

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Help Protect NC’s Wildlife and Scenic Rivers

Thursday July 10 from 9am-3pm at the Crowne Plaza Resort, downtown Asheville Join Wild South and others who love NC’s public lands for a meeting that will focus on wildlife habitat, wild and scenic rivers, and the ecological integrity of the Nantahala-Pisgah National Forests. The meeting is part of the ongoing  National Forests Plan Revision, which will guide…

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Bartram’s Reminiscences

Bartram’s Reminiscences By Lamar Marshall Cultural Heritage Director, Wild South (printed in the NC Bartram Trail Society Newsletter March 2014) When I first read Bartram’s account of his visit to the Cherokee Middle Towns in 1775, I was particularly interested in the details of his journey after he left the site of Fort Prince George…

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TN Wild in DC and Celebration Events

Wild South Thanks NC Senators for Supporting Land and Water Conservation Fund It was a highly productive week for the Wild South-TN Wild staff in Washington.  In June, Wild South staff and volunteers participated in GO (Get Outdoors) Week in Washington, DC.  Topics during the week – long event included, seminars on veterans and outdoors,…

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Galax (Galax urceolata )

Galax (Galax urceolata ) by Carson Feather Whitmore If you enjoy hiking in our region’s oak-hickory or oak-pine forests, you have likely encountered the distinct musky aroma of galax. An important understory ground cover, galax is most often found in mountain laurel or rhododendron groves. Such groves are often second growth from blight-infected chestnut stands,…

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