Bham Now’s Nature Roundup – “Searching for Bigfoot” edition – May 4th (video)

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The Daily Show’s Alabamian Roy Wood searching for Bigfoot and visiting the Talladega National Forest

Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup “Searching for Bigfoot”  May 4th edition.  Alabama made national news last week when the The Daily Show ran a series of comedy segments about the Yellowhammer State.

Of course, our favorite episode featured Alabama native, comedian Roy Wood, Jr.’s venture into the great outdoors to learn about nature and search for…. Bigfoot.

Check it out.

 

Back to real news – It was another eventful week concerning nature in Alabama with stories about Forever Wild, Woodlawn’s Urban Farm, ADEM, Ruffner Mountain and Birmingham’s recent progress in its efforts to reduce air pollution.

Enjoy the search for Bigfoot and this week’s upcoming events. Seems there is never a dull moment in Alabama.

News

Bham Now – Birmingham’s air quality shows signs of significant improvement according to annual “2017 State of the Air” Report

Bham Now – Woodlawn High School Urban Farm “school-grown” vegetables on sale every Tuesday in May (photos)

Bham Now – Freedom Riders Park supporters to hold “monumental” celebration on May 13th in Anniston

Bham Now – Checkout Ruffner Mountain’s new special donor wall and don’t forget the Annual Native Plant Sale today

al.com – Alabama environmental agency’s budget is less than $11 per person, last in U.S.

WVTM NBC 13 – Woodlawn High’s urban farming program offers students much more than paying job

Conservation Alabama – Forever Wild once again at risk

Alabama Newscenter – Volunteers help turtles clear hurdles on Alabama’s Gulf Coast 

Woodlawn High School Birmingham Alabama
Woodlawn High School urban farm leaders
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Bham Now Outdoor Events Calendar 

GASP – Renew Alabama Conference – May 6th

Ruffner Mountain – Wildlife Upclose – May 7th

GASP – Good People Brewing Beer of the Week – May 8-12 – Green Networking Night May 8

Coosa Riverkeeper – 10% Night at Rojo benefiting the Coosa Riverkeepers- May 9th

Birmingham Audubon – Birmingham Audubon Society’s Mountain Workshop – May 11-14

Birmingham Botanical Gardens – Family Yoga in the Gardens – May 13th

Ruffner Birmingham Alabama

Birmingham Public Library – Celebrate World Turtle Day – May 22nd

Cahaba River Society – Cahaba River Ramble 2017 – June 10th

Red Mountain Park – Good People Charity Week – June 19-23

Alabama Rivers Alliance – Defend Rivers Paddle – July 8th

Discovering Alabama – April-May Broadcast Schedule

Birmingham Zoo – 2017 Calendar of Events

Birmingham Audubon Society – 2017 Events

Sierra Club Alabama Chapter – Meetings and Hikes

Fresh Air Family – 2017 Calendar

Alabama Birding Trails Calendar

Ruffner Mountain – Calendar

 

Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.