Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Wild South continues to stand by the South’s wild places. As record numbers of people enjoy public lands, the extra wear and tear is real. Adapting to the challenge, Wild South is keeping crews small. We’re empowering individuals, families, and small teams to protect the forests they love. The South’s wild…

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Wild Wednesday nature hikes for kids and families This summer, Wild South’s popular Wild Wednesday hikes in the Bankhead National Forest and Sipsey Wilderness are being conducted in the form of videos because of the coronavirus pandemic. We like to see kids and families out exploring the wonders of our National Forests and Wilderness areas…

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When we know better, we do better. Author – Janice Barrett Four wood nymphs and a troll, as our group was described by Robert Howell, Wild South volunteer, board member and self-declared troll, descended into a canyon of the Sipsey Wilderness on a solidly overcast, magnolia-scented morning in May.  The four wood nymphs were Wild…

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Wild South is excited to announce the launch of our new store in partnership with Opportunity Center – Easter Seals. The Opportunity Center-Easter Seals is a nationally accredited non-profit organization providing vocational evaluation/assessment, paid work training and employment services for people with disabilities using internal and external contracts. Mission Statement To provide vocational development and…

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Off the bluff trail and into the creek!  Wild Wednesday explorers Andrew, Maggie, Carlos and Anthony join Janice Barrett in discovering what lives in Brushy Creek below the 1930’s Civilian Conservation Corp dam.  Carefully turning over rocks (and carefully replacing them), wading through aquatic plants and searching along the edge of the water revealed the…

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This Wild Wednesday adventure is dedicated with great love to the memory of our friend Dave Hollaway – Camp McDowell’s Big Dave – who inspired us, entertained us and taught us with open-hearted enthusiasm that was as big and wild as the sky.   This week’s Wild Wednesday adventure is an exploration of the bluff…

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This week’s Wild Wednesday explorers are led by photographer Josh Levesque on the Sipsey Fork in the Bankhead National Forest in northwest Alabama.  Join us on this fun adventure with Josh, Bella and Jack Newby and Wild South staff and discover the amazing beauty and life on Alabama’s only Wild and Scenic river and how…

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The Sipsey Wilderness is the location of this week’s Wild Wednesday nature hike for kids and families.  Wild South staff member and Leave No Trace Master Educator Kim Waites weaves the Seven Principles of Leave No Trace into our exploration.  Today’s adventure includes a scavenger hunt that you can do wherever you are.  Follow the…

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