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Wild Wednesday Video Series

By Wild South | August 19, 2020 | Comments Off on Wild Wednesday Video Series

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…

There is no curbside trash pick up in the Sipsey Wilderness

By Wild South | August 18, 2020 | Comments Off on There is no curbside trash pick up in the Sipsey Wilderness

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…

Adaptation in the Time of Pandemic How Wild South’s work in Alabama has changed – for now.

By Wild South | August 18, 2020 | Comments Off on Adaptation in the Time of Pandemic How Wild South’s work in Alabama has changed – for now.

Once upon a time, in late winter of 2020, the simple and everyday acts of wrestling open the cranky door to our office with bare hands, stopping in at the cubicle of Kim, my co-worker, for a chat before walking upstairs and greeting the volunteers or hikers gathered there – seeing rangers huddled together over…

“The movement for the preservation by the nation of sections of the wilderness as national playgrounds is essentially a democratic movement in the interest of all our people.”

- Theodore Roosevelt,
Wilderness Reserves