Christie drove over from Nashville to survey this tract that includes a portion of Whites Creek and a lot of Piney Creek. The owner is interested in putting a conservation easement on it this year. This waterfall is a tributary to Ford Branch.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
This Just In...
Just got an email from Stephen Spear that the Whites Creek eDNA sample is positive. Good news! Now we just have to find one…
Dr. Michael FreakeDept. of Natural Sciences and MathematicsLee University
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
We wondered what had the dogs so upset last night. From looking at the tracks it took them a while to realize there was a bobcat walking around in the freshly planted garden beds. It is not a large one but this is the beginning of the breeding season and they get that wanderlust. Sometime in mid April to mid May we are not surprised to hear them scream. Not surprised when the hair on the neck stands at attention and chills run down the spine, either. We see tracks a lot more than we hear them and we hear them a lot more than we see them, except on the game and security cameras. I love knowing they are out there. The tracks are between the house and the garage.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
There will be a day of trail maintenance work at Whites Creek Small Wild Area on Saturday, Jan. 17, at 10 a.m.
The annual event, sponsored by the Oak Ridge-based Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning [TCWP], is part of ongoing stewardship activities for the Tennessee Valley Authority Small Wild Area trail.
The trail loops onto land that TCWP purchased from Bowater several years ago, thanks to the generous support of our members, TCWP officials said in a press release.
Rhea Herald News Story with more info