Archive for March 2016

Yoga in the Wilds of Alabama, April 23

A day of yoga in the Bankhead National Forest As part of Wild South’s Earth Month celebration, Birmingham yoga instructor Kimberly Drye will lead a morning and an afternoon session of yoga in the Bankhead National Forest in northwest Alabama on April 23. Kim has led yoga classes outdoors in the mountains of western North Carolina…

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Hikes in the Bankhead National Forest, April 2

Two Wild South Hikes in Bankhead National Forest Saturday, April 2 9:30 a.m. Warrior Mountains Trading Company Sign up at janice@wildsouth.org or 256-974-6166.  Advance sign-up required.  Hikes fill quickly!  Please include your phone number in e-mail and indicate which hike you are signing up for. Wildflower Hike in Wiggins Hollow Leaders:  Robert Howell and botanist…

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Wild Wednesday hike in Bankhead National Forest, March 23

It’s spring break for some north Alabama schools so let’s celebrate by going outside! Nature hike for kids and families in Bankhead National Forest Wednesday, March 23, 2016 9:30 a.m. Warrior Mountains Trading Company Sign up or ask questions at janice@wildsouth.org or 256-974-6166.  Admission:  At least one child or teenager is your ticket onto this…

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The Cherokee Landscape and Buffalo Economy

  Connect with Cherokee Journeys on Facebook   By Lamar Marshall, Wild South Cultural Heritage Director At the dawn of the historical era in North America, perhaps earlier than 1400, several ecological events coalesced to change the way of life for native peoples living east of the Mississippi River.  For centuries, native people created agriscapes…

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Honoring Our Interns: Allegra Torres

Wild South’s internship program connects dedicated individuals with work that matches their interests and develops their skills. We have had many wonderful interns over the years, including Allegra Torres, our most recent intern in the Linville Gorge Wilderness. Allegra Torres was a Wild South intern from August to December of 2015. She worked closely with Kayah…

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Wild South, Wild Spring: March E-Zine

“I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.” ~ George Washington Carver In the March edition of Wild South’s E-Zine we begin to welcome the season of spring throughout the South. Above is one of my favorite quotes…

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Bankhead National Forest Hike, March 26

  Wild South’s first hike of Spring! Destination soon to be announced Saturday, March 26 9:00 a.m. Warrior Mountains Trading Company Sign up at janice@wildsouth.org or 256-974-6166.  Advance sign-up is required to keep group size small. Check back here soon to find out where in the Bankhead National Forest we will go on March 26.  It…

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Volunteer workday in Sipsey Wilderness, Mar. 19

Volunteer workday in Sipsey Wilderness Privet-pulling on Thompson Creek Saturday, March 19, 2016 8:30 a.m. at the Wild South office 552 Lawrence Street, Moulton, Alabama Sign up at janice@wildsouth.org Chinese privet is the most threatening non-native invasive plant species in the Sipsey Wilderness.  From late fall to early spring, privet control is the main focus of…

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Pisgah Brewing Releases Hellbender Beer to Support Wild South

Contacts: Hannah Morgan Development and Communications Coordinator Wild South (828) 258-2667 (office) (434) 409-4523 (cell) hannah@wildsouth.org Benton C. Wharton Events/PR Director, Pisgah Brewing Company (843) 345 6365 benton@pisgahbrewing.com Pisgah is set to release their popular barley wine, Hellbender, which will generate $1 per bottle to Wild South and the hellbender research efforts BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC…

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