Wilderness Retreat

A secluded cabin. Waking up to the call of birdsong. Over 300 acres of wilderness at your doorstep.

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Fighting with Fire

“Only you can prevent forest fires.” You probably remember this classic PSA from U.S. Forest Service’s cartoon spokesman, Smokey Bear, which reminded us to never play with matches and always extinguish our campfires.

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Just Around the Riverbend

Imagine you are paddling the Tennessee River on a relaxing Sunday afternoon...

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Avoiding Mosquito Bites

One of the least exciting things about summertime in the great outdoors is the buzzing and biting creatures that love to stick to your skin like glue as soon as you step foot outside. You guessed it—mosquitoes.

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An Urban Wilderness

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Slithery Summer

Snakes are very active right now due to the rise in temperature

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Plan Before You Plant

Gardening tips for beginners

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Spring Has Sprung

Get Out with these nature-centered events

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Page-turning Adventures

It’s still pretty chilly outside, so if you’re avoiding the cold, get your outdoor fix in another way: reading.

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Going Native

Traditionally, tens of millions of monarch butterflies have migrated to Mexico and other wintering sites to roost in the forest during the winter months.

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Nature Lover’s Gift Guide

If you’re looking for a gift for the outdoorsperson on your list this season, we’ve got you covered.

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Falling for Nature

Nature lovers everywhere are gearing up for the explosion of fall colors that is slowly taking over the Tennessee Valley.

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Recycling with Mother Nature

Tossing glass, plastic and cardboard into a recycling bin is simple enough, but what about an apple core, a banana peel or even those old coffee grounds?

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Lean, Green Killing Machines

When is the discovery of a single insect enough to quarantine a county and instill a sense of dread in local officials?

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Step Up to the Plate

Most of us can’t get a mile away from our driveways before spotting a specialty license plate sporting a picture of a cartoon puppy, breast cancer ribbon or an endangered bird in flight.


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