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Outdoors

  • Frozen Head State Park Programs

    Feb. 7 – 11 a.m. — Judge Branch Hike: Join Ranger Kayley for a 3 mile, brisk, hike along the Judge Branch Loop. This is a moderate hike and requires sturdy footwear. Meet at the Old Mac Trail Head.

  • Exploring Agriculture and Forestry

    A Taste of the Wild: Watercress

        If you want to experience the taste of a wild fresh vegetable in the dead of winter, give watercress a try. Picked at the right time, it makes a good addition to a salad or as a cooked green.  

  • TWRA announces record black bear harvest

        With the 2018 Tennessee black bear hunting season in the books, hunters harvested a record 759 black bears last year breaking the previous record of 589 set in 2011. TWRA Black Bear Program Leader Dan Gibbs points towards a growing black bear population, a sparse acorn crop and good weather to account for the record setting season.

  • Frozen Head State Park Programs

    Feb. 2 – 9 a.m. Trail Work Day- North Old Mac: Join Ranger Brady for a work day on North Old Mac Trail. We will be meeting at the Park Visitor Center. We expect to be out of the woods by 1-2 p.m. Please bring work clothes, hiking books, a sack lunch and plenty of water. This will be an intermediate 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

       It’s more fun with friends and family - Harness the power of your social networks (neighbors, friends, relatives) because kids and adults may have more fun if they share outdoor experiences with others. Try a walk or hike with others, plan an outdoor playdate or head to a snow/ski area with others.

  • Exploring Agriculture and Forestry

    Trees in winter

        When the forest is laid bare each winter there is a tendency to think of it as a bleak and dreary place. But the basic structural skeleton of each tree can be seen at this time, with every branch, twig, and bud visible, thus revealing how it has grown in the past, and how it has prepared for the future. So put on a coat, go outside and go look at a tree.   

  • Hamby receives award at NWTF Banquet
  • Exploring Agriculture and Forestry

    January is tea time

        With January being National Tea Month, and since most teas are derived from a tree, I thought I’d study and share some things I did not know about the world’s most popular of beverage.

  • Scott County Bee Association meeting set for Jan. 15

        The Scott County Bee Association will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion building in Oneida next to Andy’s Flower Shop. This meeting will consist of voting on officers. Everyone is encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Larry Walker at 423-628-6455.

     

  • Outdoor Tip