Archive for May 2018

Shining Rock Wilderness Bumble Bee Search – June 2, 2018

We’re going to head out to Shining Rock Wilderness to search for Bumble Bees! Depending on the number of people that RSVP we will either search Sam Knob and Black Balsam Knob or just one of those trails. This is a wilderness area so group size is limited to 10, but we can have two…

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Citizen Science Training: Boone Edition

Find a bumble bee, take a few pictures, and help save bumble bees from extinction. Come and join Wild South in the Rankin Science Building at Appalachian State University for a training to become a citizen scientist! This training will give you background information on the plight of bumble bees in the Eastern U.S. and give…

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Where to Search for Rusty Patched Bumble Bees

Rusty Patched Bumble Bees were once widespread across the Southern Appalachian Mountains, but their populations have been declining rapidly since the 1980’s along with many other bumble bee species across the Eastern U.S. In fact, the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee hasn’t been seen in the Southern Appalachian Mountains since 2004. The reasons for their decline…

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Wild South hike in the Bankhead National Forest, May 26

  Wild South’s next hike in the Bankhead National Forest will be Saturday, May 26 9:00 a.m. at the Wild South office in Moulton, Alabama at 552 Lawrence Street Sign up at janice@wildsouth.org or 256-974-6166. Advance registration is required in order to limit group size.  Group size is strictly limited to 10. Braziel Creek via…

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Helping Hands Work Day Saturday, May 19

                    Join Wild South staff and volunteers for a day of hiking trail maintenance in Sipsey Wilderness. It has been decided that we will use this work day to remove graffiti from a bluff on trail 200, fix a washed out portion of trail on the…

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