Wild South Celebrates Earth Day

Saturday, April 22

Join Wild South for a special Earth Day hike at Brushy Lake in the Bankhead National Forest.

We will be using a popular data collection app, iNaturalist, to identify and document the species we find. Download and have it ready but not necessary to participate.

Brushy Lake is in the northeastern section of Bankhead NF. It  was developed as a recreation and picnic area back in the 1930’s by the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) when Brushy Creek was dammed.  There is a trail that follows the bluffline above the lake, which we will explore, as well as a paved trail to the dam.  We will hike downstream through the hemlock forest on Brushy Creek below the dam and search for salamanders, fish, crawdads and other water creatures!  Birds, fish and turtles in and around the lake are abundant. There are picnic tables and our lunch will be picnic style under the tall pine trees after the hike.  No need to pack lunch in backpacks for this one.

Meet at the Wild South office on the square in downtown Moulton at 9:30 a.m. We will sign in and caravan to Brushy Lake. There is a $3 day use per car so we hope to carpool.

Please RSVP to kim@wildsouth.org or call 205-516-8029. Preference will be given to reservations that include kids.