Category Archive: Tennessee

McClung Museum, Knoxville, Tennessee

When I was in the Big South Fork Recreation Area in Tennessee there were some bad storms forecasted so I had looked up some alternative activities and found the McClung Museum, a free… Continue reading

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, Part 1: Pinnacle Mountain and Hiking the Object Lesson Road to Tri-State Peak

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park is a lesser-known holding of the park service that features the pass in the Appalachian Mountain chain used by Native Americans, migrating buffalo and deer, Civil War soldiers,… Continue reading

O&W Rail Bridge Hike and Some River Views in the Big South Fork Recreation Area, Tennessee

After the previous day’s hike in Big South Fork I decided to dip just south of the Kentucky border into Tennessee to get a better view of the Big South Fork River and… Continue reading

WWOOFing Part 18: Building a Seed Table

Another way to start seeds outdoors or get seedlings started earlier than they might otherwise be planted directly in the ground is to use a seed table. Similar to the ideas behind green… Continue reading

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 16: More Planting, a Little Building, a Little Dismantling, and a Walk Around Nickajack Lake

Spring is definitely here in Tennessee: Over the past few weeks temperatures have moved in the direction of being consistently in the 70s with a lot of sun. And so in addition to… Continue reading

WWOOFing Part 15: Shed Construction

As part of building the homestead my WWOOF hosts acquired a metal shed to hold tools and possible double as an office work space. Fellow intern Daniel and my host Jonathan did much… Continue reading

WWOOFing Part 14: Visit to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank

The Chattanooga Area Food Bank distributes food directly to local residents but acts primarily as a regional distributor that supplies agencies in 20 counties in Tennessee and northern Georgia. For comparison purposes, the… 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