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Is your stream impacting Hellbenders?

Some areas in Western North Carolina provide a haven for imperiled Eastern Hellbenders with large populations scattered about the region; however, this giant salamander is declining across its range and North Carolina is no exception. For years now, Wild South has worked with partners in the region to help keep Hellbenders from making their way…

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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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Volunteer Workday in Sipsey Wilderness, July 21

Volunteer workday in the Sipsey Wilderness Saturday, July 21 8:30 a.m. at the Wild South office, 552 Lawrence Street, Moulton, Alabama Sign up at janice@wildsouth.org or 256-974-6166 Hiking trail maintenance on Trail 207 in Sipsey Wilderness Join Wild South staff and volunteers in caring for the Sipsey Wilderness.  The July 21st workday will involve cutting…

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Wild South Flora Blitz and Hike, Bankhead National Forest, June 30

  Flora Blitz (yeah, we just made that up) and Hike in the Bankhead National Forest  9:00 a.m. at the Wild South office, 552 Lawrence Street, Moulton, Alabama Sign up at janice@wildsouth.org or 256-974-6166.  Advance registration is required. Please include your phone number when signing up. Destination:  Payne Creek    Leader:  Botanist Kevin England Distance: …

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Big Tom Gap Bumble Bee Search – June 30

Join us on the Black Mountain Crest Trail to search for imperiled Bumble Bees! This will be a more rigorous outing as the total mileage will land between 6.5 to 7.5 miles on the rugged Black Mountain Crest Trail. We’re aiming to make it out to Big Tom Gap where there is some forest edge…

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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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New Citizen Science Opportunity in Western North Carolina

We’ve got exciting projects in the works for 2018! There are 3 new citizen science projects in the works to help protect Rusty Patched Bumble Bees, Spruce-Fir Forests, and Cliffside Ecosystems and WE NEED YOU! Citizen science relies on the public to contribute to scientific research. By volunteering with Wild South as a citizen scientist…

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Cheaha Wilderness Work Day February 3

  Join us for a work day in Cheaha Wilderness, Talladega National Forest. We will be performing light trail maintenance that will involve naturalizing fire rings, removing trash from existing fire rings and brushing and clearing minor trail blockages. This month we will be working on naturalizing unnecessary fire rings and cleaning out long standing…

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Winter Warmer Weekend January 26-27

    Plan to join Wild South staff from Alabama and North Carolina, Wild South volunteers, members, partners and friends at our annual open house and party on Friday, January 26 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy food, beer and wine! Mingle with like-minded individuals that support the preservation of our public lands! This year…

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