The arrival of warm weather always generates an interest in fishing. Since I am not very good at it, I sometimes resort to weather lore to tell me when the fish will bite and as an excuse if they don’t.
One bit of weather lore states that wind direction affects how well fish bite. The belief is that winds out of the west and south are good for fishing, while winds out of the north and east are bad. There has been some research on this one, and so far there is no scientific backing for this method.
As a result of the drought issues faced by Tennessee’s pasture and hayland producers, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is providing financial and technical assistance through its Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Drought special sign up to help address natural resource concerns on damaged land in counties with D2 (Severe), D3 (Extreme), and D4 (Exceptional) drought conditions—as designated on the U.S. Drought Monitor map dated Nov. 22, 2016.
The Tennessee Mountain Laurel Festival will be held on Saturday, May 20, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. EST at the courthouse square in Wartburg.
Enjoy the small town ambiance combined with entertaining and enjoyable activities. There will be “Goings On” and attractions for all ages and interests.
Tennessee’s Cumberland Trail, stretching from Signal Point in Chattanooga to Tristate Point near Cumberland Gap, may not be done yet, but many of its miles are already available for exploring and, in a new book, two men have done just that.
The Obed Wild and Scenic River will conduct a healthy hike on Saturday, April 15, at 10 a.m. (EST). Join Ranger Rick Ryan as he leads a moderate to strenuous out-and-back hike of five miles total along the Cumberland Trail section to Alley Ford. Along the way, the trail provides opportunities to enjoy spectacular sandstone rock formations, the sounds of water rushing down the Emory and Obed Rivers and traces of the human history of the area.
The National Park Service will host a science public meeting on Wednesday, April 19., at the Historic Rugby Visitor Center in Rugby. Scientists who have been conducting research at Obed Wild and Scenic River and Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area are invited to present their research. This meeting is free and open to the public and offers an opportunity for all to learn about the newest scientific developments in the two Upper Cumberland Plateau national parks.