Archive for May 2017

Hike in Bankhead National Forest, June 3

Bankhead National Forest (Alabama) Hike Saturday, June 3 Meet at Wild South office at 552 Lawrence Street, Moulton, Alabama 9:30 a.m. Advance sign-up required:  janice@wildsouth.org or 256-974-6166 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…

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Mystery of the Trees, June Movie Night

Friday, June 9, 6:30 p.m. Wild South office, 552 Lawrence Street, Moulton, AL 35650 Trail trees, trail marker trees, Crooked Trees, “Prayer Trees”, “Thong Trees”, or “Culturally Modified Trees” are hardwood trees throughout North America that Native Americans intentionally shaped with distinctive characteristics that convey that the tree was shaped by human activity rather than…

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Hike with Wild South in Bankhead National Forest, May 27

Wild South hike in the Bankhead National Forest Saturday, May 27 9:00 a.m. Wild South office, 552 Lawrence Street, downtown Moulton, Alabama Sign up at janice@wildsouth.org or 256-974-6166.  Advance sign-up is required in order to keep group size fairly small. Destination to be determined, but go ahead an sign up if you are up for…

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Sipsquatch Wants You! Work Day in Wilderness!

Sipsquatch wants YOU for a work day in the Sipsey Wilderness!!   Helping Hands Volunteer Workday Trail maintenance on Sipsey Wilderness Trail 207 Saturday, May 20 8:30 a.m. at the the Wild South office, 552 Lawrence Street, Moulton, AL We will walk trail to trim out encroaching vegetation, clear blockages caused by blow-downs, and eliminate tall stobs…

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Spring eZine from Wild South

  Wild South supports communities that love their shared lands!  Without these lands few of us would have access to the experiences Nature provides.  These places can be preserved if we work together! Get in the woods however you can. When our kids were small, getting out at all was a challenge.  Now it’s a…

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Volunteer Rangers Capture Beauty in Cheaha Wilderness

  It’s not all grunt work and sweat when our Volunteer Wilderness Rangers are out on patrol. They also capture the beauty and essence of our public lands through visual images. Take a look at these photographs that one volunteer ranger came home with after a recent patrol in Cheaha Wilderness.     High Falls is…

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Linville Gorge Balloon Survey

Students from Warren Wilson College were assisted by Wild South as they develop a low impact method for surveying fragile clifftop plant habitat. By floating a camera over the area with a helium balloon, detailed images of rare plants and competing invasive plants can be captured for use in monitoring and control.      …

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It Takes a Village to Raise a Tire

This winter Wild South helped the Linville Gorge Wilderness community clean up trash below Wiseman’s View.  All was going well until someone found four 350-lb tires thrown off the overlook by hooligans.  Volunteers accepted the challenge and have already begun moving the tires hundreds of feet up the rocky slope. Step 1 – Planning On…

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A Real Wild Child

Wild South partnered with the Birmingham chapter of Hike It Baby, a nationwide hiking group with the goal of getting families and children in the outdoors, for a relaxing day hike in the Sipsey Wilderness. Three moms and three kids under the age of three enjoyed a sensory experience in one of our favorite wilderness…

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