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Preserving Alabama’s Wildest Places

Alabama is home to three federally-designated Wilderness areas – Sipsey Wilderness, Cheaha Wilderness, and Dugger Mountain Wilderness. These incredibly biodiverse and geologically-fascinating areas each possess their own unique Wilderness character and natural majesty. It took the hard work of many dedicated activists, naturalists, recreationists, and public lands enthusiasts to protect these lands, securing their inclusion…

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Cheaha Wilderness McDill Overlook Work Day

Sunday, December 9th Join Wild South and volunteers for a work day on the Pinhoti trail. McDill Overlook, or McDill Point as some call it, is a popular point that is frequented year round by many hikers. It affords a stunning, nearly panoramic view of the Talladega Mountains. Because of it’s popularity it sees a…

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Volunteers, It’s Privet Roundup Time! Nov. 17

Wild South Volunteer Workday in Sipsey Wilderness Saturday, November 17 8:30 a.m. at Wild South office 552 Lawrence Street, Moulton, Alabama   Sign up at janice@wildsouth.org or 256-974-6166 You are invited to volunteer on our first Chinese privet control workday of the season! Chinese privet is one of the most threatening non-native invasive plant species…

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Volunteer Workday in Bankhead National Forest, October 20

Join Wild South staff for a day of sandstone glade restoration in the Bankhead National Forest Saturday, October 20 8:30 a.m. at the Wild South office at 552 Lawrence Street, Moulton, Alabama OR 9:15 a.m. at the Corinth glade on Winston County Road 57.  The glade site is on the side of the road on 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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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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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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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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