Category Archive: hiking

WWOOFing Part 17: Buggy Top BioBlitz

Our second BioBlitz was done on the Buggy Top Trail, south of Sewanee, Tennessee a couple weeks ago. With all the projects going on we haven’t been able to review and deal with… Continue reading

WWOOFing Part 13: Another Spring Wildflower Hunt in Shake Rag Hollow

On a recent sunny morning Jonathan, Daniel, and I took a quick morning walk to Shake Rag Hollow on the Perimeter Trail to check on wildflowers. As I’ve mentioned, this time of year… Continue reading

WWOOFing Part 12: Bluebell Island BioBlitz

Another project I am involved with as part of my WWOOFing internship is biodiversity surveying, also known as BioBlitzing. Most easily defined as species inventorying over a short period of time, BioBlitzes typically… Continue reading

WWOOFing Part 10: Hunt for Ephemeral Wild Flowers in Shake Rag Hollow

This is a busy time of year for my WWOOF host Jonathan to be out searching for ephemeral and/or blooming plants and flowers so last week after working into the mid-afternoon we headed… Continue reading

WWOOFing Part 8: Biodiversity Cataloging in the Great Outdoors

As I’ve wrote about a few weeks ago in my post about Fiery Gizzard my WWOOF hosts Jonathan is an ecologist and independent biodiversity specialist. As such he is involved in an ongoing… Continue reading

WWOOFing Part 4: Searching for Signs of Spring on Fiery Gizzard Trail

The first day after my return I got to go on a hike with my WWOOF host Jonathan in search of signs of spring out at Fiery Gizzard in South Cumberland State Park.… Continue reading

Cloudland Canyon State Park, Georgia

I spent my last day before returning to WWOOFing at Cloudland Canyon State Park, located just over the Tennessee border in northwest Georgia. I had been impressed by the beauty of Greeter Falls… Continue reading

Greeter Falls, South Cumberland State Park

After leaving Carrie’s place in Indiana I took a few days to explore before returning to WWOOFing, getting to see a few more areas of the Cumberland Plateau in southeast Tennessee and northwest… Continue reading

Natchez Trace State Park, Tennessee

Natchez Trace State Park was amazing. Driving the winding road into the park in the bright sun of morning through the thick forest I couldn’t help but to smile to myself: I was… Continue reading

Cypress Grove Nature Park, Jackson, Tennessee

Making my way into Tennessee I decided to stop along the way at Cypress Grove Nature Park in Jackson, just off Interstate 40. Cypress Grove is an indigenous wildlife preserve with over a… Continue reading