Bham Now’s Nature Roundup – “We love birds” edition – May 18th

Birds of Birmingham
Birds of Birmingham
American Avocet at the Highlands Park Golf Course – photo by Joe Watts

Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup’s “We love birds” edition.

Nothing is more relaxing and beautiful than to wake up early in the morning and listen to bird sing.

This week, one of Bham Now’s feature articles was about the birds at Birmingham’s parks.  Check out the photography and the story about the wonderful work of the Birmingham Audubon Society.

We also featured this week, the Putnam Middle School Teaching Garden, the dedication of the Freedom Riders National Monument in Anniston and the new Kiwanis Club Vulcan Trail Park.  Lot’s of good news and progress this week!

Now onward – Enjoy!

Birds of Birmingham Parks
Green Heron at Crestwood Park= photo by Miranda Johnson Studstill
News

Bham Now – Birmingham’s Kiwanis Club celebrates 100th with new Vulcan Trail Park

Bham Now – Birmingham’s parks becoming a birding mecca (photo essay)

Bham Now – “It’s golden hour” Putnam Middle School Teaching Farm (photos)

Putnam Birmingham
Readus Linton and Mason Jackson – Putnam Middle School 8th graders constructing the new greenhouse

Bham Now – Birmingham’s Bike to Work Day is May 19th: what you need to know

Bham Now – Freedom Riders National Monument Dedicated

al.com – Openly gay environmentalist running for Senate in Alabama: ‘It’s a long-shot we have to take’

Alabama Rivers Alliance – Alabama Water Conservation & Security Act (HB577)

Conservation Alabama – Home stretch will Forever Wild remain safe?

Alabama Forestry Commission – Rick Oates named new state forester

Tuscaloosa News – Tuscaloosa reports second sewer spill this week

Putnam Bee Hotal

Visit Bham Now’s complete calendar at: http://bhamnow.com/bhamn-events/category/outdoor-events/
Cahaba Lilies
Cahaba lilies blooming – photo by Ty Dodge

West Blocton – Cahaba Lily Festival – May 20th

Wild South – Helping Hands Volunteer Work Day – May 20th

Ruffner Mountain – Citizen Science: Frogwatch USA – May 20th

Do Dah Day – May 20th

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

Turtle Alabama
Rare flatten musk turtle – photo via Mark Bailey

The Acoustic Cafe – May 26-27

Ruffner Mountain – Quilt the Forest – May 27th

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

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

Camp McDowell – Southern Roots: The edible garden in the classroom

Alabama Rivers Alliance – Defend Rivers Paddle – July 8th

Birds of Birmingham
Great Blue Heron at the Highlands Park Golf Course – photo by Joe Watts

Coosa Riverkeeper – 10% Giving at Sky Castle – July 12th

Cahaba Environmental Center – Cahaba Connections Conference – August 4th

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.