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Outdoors

  • Scott County Bee Association to meet Nov. 17 and Nov. 20

        The Scott County Bee Association will meet and have guest speaker, Shannon Trimboli on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 1 p.m. at the Scott County Office Building in Huntsville. Tramboli will speak on Bee Friendly Plants.
        Also, the Scott County Bee Association will have a regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 7:30  p.m. at the Scott County Office Building in Huntsville.
        For more information, call Larry Walker at 423-628-6455.

     

  • Jones bags buck in Deer Lodge
  • Exploring Agriculture and Forestry

    Indian Summer

        Indian summer is a name that brings thoughts of balmy, hazy fall days and cool nights. It is a description of weather conditions rather than an actual season, for no dates exist for it. The closest time frame I could find was from Henry David Thoreau, who noted in his diary that Indian summer occurs from Sept. 27-Dec. 13.  

  • Observe the Moon Night with Obed WSR this Friday

        Starry night skies are an important part of the special places the National Park Service protects. National parks hold some of the last remaining harbors of darkness and provide amazing opportunities to experience this critical resource. The Obed Wild and Scenic River, which is recognized as an International Dark Sky Park, is one of these special places where you can enjoy the quiet, dark solitude of nature at night.

  • November Programs at Frozen Head

    Nov. 14 9 a.m. -Trail Work Day: North Old Mac - Join Ranger Brady for a work day on the North Old Mac Trail. Meet at the Park Visitor Center. Expect to be out of the woods by 1-2 p.m. Bring work clothes, hiking boots, a sack lunch and plenty of water. This will be a more difficult trail so be prepared. These work days will be weather dependent. Please email david.brady@tn.gov if you are interested in attending.

  • Outdoor Tip

        Beware of poor visibility - Falling leaves, while beautiful, can obscure your vision, as can rain and fog. Shorter days are part of the fall season, making it more difficult to see children playing or people walking and riding bicycles. Be aware of limitations in your visibility, and slow down if you can’t see well. Use your dimmed headlights in bad weather with decreased visibility. If possible, try not to be on the roads when it’s hard to see.

  • Exploring Agriculture and Forestry

    Autumn Colors

        After a long hot summer my favorite time of year is finally here, with its balmy days, cool nights, and eventual forest color display that everyone looks forward to. If you ever wonder why leaves change color, here’s the latest scoop.

  • Jones gets first deer of many
  • Apply for Morgan County Master Gardener program now

        The Extension Master Gardeners of Morgan County will host a Master Gardener program. The cost of the program is $175, which covers all materials and snacks. Class will be held from 1:30-5:30 p.m. Applications are due Dec. 15.
        
    Feb. 12 — Welcome and introduction orientation
    March 12 — Database training
    April 9 — Basic botany, plant physiology and plant classification
    May 7 — Overview of Tennessee’s physical environment, flora and vegetation and soil science

  • Obed Wild and Scenic River receives Field Trip Grant from the National Park Foundation

        Obed Wild and Scenic River received a field trip grant for the 2018-19 school year from the National Park Foundation, the official partner of the National Park Service. This program will bring fourth grade students to the Obed Wild and Scenic River to participate in nature-based learning, outdoor recreation and photography.
        This grant is part of the Foundation’s Open OutDoors for Kids program which creates pathways for kids to explore and connect with national park experiences.