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…

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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…

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Off the bluff trail and into the creek!  Wild Wednesday explorers Andrew, Maggie, Carlos and Anthony join Janice Barrett in discovering what lives in Brushy Creek below the 1930’s Civilian Conservation Corp dam.  Carefully turning over rocks (and carefully replacing them), wading through aquatic plants and searching along the edge of the water revealed the…

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This Wild Wednesday adventure is dedicated with great love to the memory of our friend Dave Hollaway – Camp McDowell’s Big Dave – who inspired us, entertained us and taught us with open-hearted enthusiasm that was as big and wild as the sky.   This week’s Wild Wednesday adventure is an exploration of the bluff…

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Welcome to this week’s Wild Wednesday nature hike for kids and families!  Today, Maggie Johnston from Camp McDowell explores with us in the Bankhead National Forest.  Before the video starts, grab a pencil and a piece of paper so that you can join in the fun activity that Maggie has for us! Even when we…

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It was in October 2009 that Wild South’s first Premier Volunteer was named and awarded with a fine sourwood walking stick harvested, crafted and engraved by former Alabama Programs Manager Mark Kolinski.  That first Wild South volunteer to be honored was Ted Kuzma.  Every year since then, Wild South staff has given serious deliberation to…

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Communities that Care for Their Forest It’s been a wonderful winter full of hikes, conservation projects, and wild lands advocacy.  With a beautiful spring around the corner, our shared lands remind us that together we can overcome shared challenges.    Now more than ever we understand that communities must come together to protect the places…

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Join Wild South on a guided hike in the Bankhead National Forest! Saturday, December 7, 2019 9:30 a.m. at the Wild South office at 552 Lawrence Street Moulton, Alabama Sign up at janice@wildsouth.org or 256-974-6166.  Advance sign-up is required in order to limit group size Destination to be decided according to weather, creek levels, etc.…

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