Wildlife Education

Trip Report – Shining Rock Wilderness: June 2, 2018

On Saturday, June 2, 2018 five people and one helpful canine set out to continue Wild South’s search for the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee in the Shining Rock Wilderness area of the Pisgah National Forest. Hundreds of visitors visit the peaks of Sam Knob and Black Balsam here on the weekends, but very few that…

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Welcome, 2018 Interns!

Wild South is committed to training the next generation of conservationists and each year we bring on interns to help them gain experience in the field of conservation that will help them achieve their career goals. These interns are always eager to help and are passionate about doing what they can to help protect nature…

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Bumble Bee Challenge! – June

This June we are giving out a prize to the citizen scientist that submits the most Bumble Bee observations to our iNaturalist project! They don’t have to be rare species, we want submissions of even the most common Bumble Bees around. Any information we gather through this project will be integral to conservation of Bumble…

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Roan Mountain Balds Bumble Bee Search – Sunday, June 17

Join Wild South’s Conservation Biologist, Morgan Harris, as we head out to the Balds at Roan Mountain to catch the blooming Rhododendrons that blanket these mountains around this time of year. We will walk along the Appalachian Trail and spend some time with the (hopefully) immensity of blooming Rhododendrons to seeing what’s buzzing around them.…

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Priority Species: At Risk Bumble Bees of the Southern Appalachians

While searching for the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee is a big goal of Wild South’s citizen science project, this federally endangered species is not the only focus. Several other species found in our region are at risk of extinction or currently suffering population declines. By collecting as many observations of all species of Bumble Bee…

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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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Salamander Coverboard Project in Linville Gorge

June 10, 2017 Wild South volunteers led by Morgan Harris, Wild South’s Conservation Biologist, began installing tree “cookies” in the Linville Gorge Wilderness. As part of a salamander habitat project, these cookies will create the necessary habitat for these critters to thrive. Future plan is to monitor and maintain these plots for scientific research. If…

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Chattanooga conservationist Jim Pfitzer joins Wild South

Wild South is pleased to announce that Chattanooga native Jim Pfitzer has joined the Tennessee Wild team working to protect Tennessee’s wildest places by passing the Tennessee Wilderness Act. Jim brings to the job a lifetime of passion for the conservation of wild places and a strong history of promoting wildness through his work as…

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2016 Internship Program: Training the Next Generation of Conservation Scientists

by Morgan Harris, Associate Conservation Biologist Wild South is starting a new, exciting chapter with the introduction of our Conservation Science Program focused on preserving biodiversity in the South. This program is a collaboration between Wild South’s new Associate Conservation Biologist, Morgan Harris, and Dr. JJ Apodaca, Wild South’s Chief Conservation Scientist and professor at Warren Wilson…

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8th Annual Wild South Green Gala Announces Red Wolf Author DeLene Beeland As Keynote Speaker

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 11, 2016 Contact: Hannah Morgan Development and Communications Coordinator Wild South (828) 258-2667 (office) (434) 409-4523 (cell) hannah@wildsouth.org ASHEVILLE, NC – This year’s Wild South Green Gala will feature keynote speaker, DeLene Beeland, Asheville-based author of The Secret World of Red Wolves: The Fight to Save North America’s Other Wolf, published…

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