Archive for August 2018

Celebrate National Public Lands Day in Alabama with Wild South on Sept. 22!

Let’s rescue the Bankhead National Forest from all that trash! National Public Lands Day is a great opportunity for families, individuals, scout troops, church groups, youth groups, volunteer organizations – anyone who cares about public lands and wants to spend a day outside doing something good for our Bankhead National Forest. Have you ever wondered…

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Sandstone Glade Exploration, Bankhead National Forest, August 25

Corinth Glade, Bankhead National Forest Saturday, August 25 8:35 a.m. at the Wild South office, 552 Lawrence Street, Moulton, Alabama Sign up at janice@wildsouth.org or 256-9744-6166. Leader and teacher:  Kevin England, botanist and Wild South volunteer Distance:  The several-acre glade site is located on the road so this is technically not a hike.  We will…

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Bumble Bee Blitz!!

All summer we’ve been searching and searching for the ever elusive Rusty Patched Bumble Bee and now is the time to really ramp up our efforts! Why, you ask? Well, as you may know, the defining characteristic  of Rusty Patched Bumble Bees is the brown patch that is apparent on its abdomen. Queen Rusty Patches don’t…

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Trip Report: Sam’s Gap – August 6, 2018

Wild South staff and three dedicated citizen scientists arrived at the surprisingly crowded trailhead just off I-26 for the Appalachian Trail at 8:30. We were all eager to get onto the trail and search for the elusive Rusty Patched Bumble Bee at a site that is the pinnacle of pollinator habitat. Sam’s Gap is home…

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Trip Report: Beauty Spot Bald – July 26, 2018

Beauty Spot Bald, a gap along the Appalachian Trail on the Tennessee/North Carolina border, has an abundance of views, pollinators and, on July 26, volunteers searching for the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee. With 11 volunteers plus three US Fish and Wildlife Biologists, Beauty Spot Bald was one of our most thorough searches this summer. Looking…

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