Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Whites Creek Tests Positive for Hellbenders!

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…

Regards, Mike

Dr. Michael Freake
Dept. of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Lee University

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Whites Creek Near the Source

I have met a great guy who owns the land where Whites Creek emerges from the ground. He sent me this picture taken very recently. I must make a pilgrimage very soon!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Bobcat in the Garden Last Night

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

Whites Creek Small Wild Area Trail Maintenance This Sat Jan 17

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