• Exploring Agriculture and Forestry

    Firefly Light Show

        A peaceful form of summer entertainment is sitting out in the yard watching fireflies do their light show at dusk. And who hasn’t as a child stalked and captured “lightnin bugs” in a jar?  Fireflies are real standouts of the insect world, so let me illuminate you (yes, humor).

  • Tennessee Outdoors Youth Summit returns to Clyde M. York 4-H Center

        The Ninth Annual Tennessee Outdoors Youth Summit will be held for the second year at the Clyde York 4-H Center near Crossville. The 2018 event is scheduled for July 15-20.
    The summit was established for high school students from across Tennessee. During the week, students are introduced to many outdoor activities. It was held at the Montgomery County Shooting Complex near Clarksville before moving to the 4-H Center in 2017.   

  • 2018 Memorial Day weekend traditional start to Tennessee’s summer boating season

        The 2018 Memorial Day holiday weekend is May 25-28 and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency wants to emphasize the use of life jackets along with boating in a safe and responsible manner.
        The Memorial Day holiday weekend is regarded as the unofficial start to the summer boating season and is one of the year’s busiest boating weekends. Last year, there were no boating-related fatalities over the holiday weekend for the third consecutive year.

  • Permits for Peregrine Falcon Draw to be increased to five in 2018

        The numbers of permits to be allowed for the taking of peregrine falcons to be used in falconry has increased from one to five in 2018 as announced by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
        The 2018 application period for the trapping of Peregrine falcons to be used in falconry begins in July and will end on Aug. 15. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will conduct a draw to be held on Aug. 29 with five permits to be awarded.
        Another change this year is the permits will be allowed statewide. Previously,

  • Outdoor Tip

        Assemble a toy box - What do you love doing outdoors? Whether it’s hitting wiffle golf balls, practicing your fishing fly casting, doing watercolor paintings, shooting basketballs, playing badminton, tossing tennis balls or a Frisbee with your dog, weeding the flower beds or exercising with a hula hoop, have your gear in a waterproof bin near your backdoor, ready for instant usage.

  • Exploring Agriculture and Forestry

    Let there be light

        Light is something we don’t think about much, but almost everything that’s alive on the planet needs light for sight and energy. Human eats cow, cow eats grass, grass grows on light… you get the picture. Scientists have studied light for centuries, but still don’t fully understand it.

  • Morgan County students participate in annual Envirothon

        The Students from Morgan County, MCCTC and Wartburg Central High School participated in the Envirothon that was held at Clinton City Park on Thursday, April 19. Students are tested on their knowledge of Aquatics, Forestry, Soils, Wildlife and Special Topic. This year’s environmental topic was “western rangeland management”.

  • Green Cleaning Class is May 21

        A Green Cleaning Class using pantry items as cleaning products will be held Monday, May 21, at 5:30 p.m. EST in the third floor conference room of the Morgan County Courthouse.
        Participants in this class will learn how to make cleaning products using items often found in their pantry. This is a great class for anyone who wants to save move, use fewer chemicals in and around their home. Everyone who comes for the class will receive a starter kit of supplies and recipes, at the end of the class.

  • Outdoor program for Homeschooled students is May 22

        As in previous years, the opportunity to participate in this program will be extended to sixth grade students that are homeschooled or who attend schools other than public schools.

  • Outdoor Tip

        Schedule like crazy - Life’s dirty little secret: The most common Saturday conversation in America goes like this: ‘Whadayouwannado today?’ ‘I don’t know — whada YOUwannado?’