Events

Film Festival at the Princess Theatre, Dec. 3

The Road to Restoration: Our Path to a Sustainable Tomorrow Monday, December 3 Wild South is proud to partner with the Princess Theatre Center for the Performing Arts and the University of Alabama’s Honors College in screening The Road to Restoration: our path to a Sustainable Tomorrow, an exploration of some of today’s most urgent topics about the…

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Cheaha Wilderness Work Day October 27

Cheaha Wilderness Work Day October 27 Join us for a work day in Cheaha Wilderness, Talladega National Forest. This month we will be working on reorienting a wilderness portal sign on the Cave Creek trail and fixing a few confusing trail junctions where it has been reported that hikers are getting lost.  Meet at the…

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September Bumble Bee Challenge!

The Bumble Bee Challenge is back! We took a month off from prizes in August, but for September we have a special prize from local ceramic artist Laurie Caffery. This month, the citizen scientist that submits the most locations for Bumble Bee observations will win a pair of handmade mugs featuring the elusive Rusty Patched…

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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: Mt. Mitchell Bumble Bee Search – June 30, 2018

The Deep Gap Trail in Mount Mitchell State Park has it all, from breathtaking views to breathtaking altitude. Starting at the highest peak in the United States East of the Mississippi and winding its way up and down an assortment of ridges and gaps, this trail can be tough. Luckily, the Citizen Scientists involved in…

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July Bumble Bee Challenge!

Another month, another Bumble Bee Challenge! This month we are awarding a prize to the Citizen Scientist with the most species uploaded to iNaturalist in the month of July. Remember, everyone is starting with a clean slate so if you haven’t uploaded any photos yet, now is your chance to get involved and take home a Double Nest…

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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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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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