Bham Now Nature Roundup – June 29th

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Pearl Crescent – photo by Sara Bright

Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for June 29th.

Along with this past week’s news and events, enjoy these fantastic butterfly photos taken throughout the month of June by Sara Bright.

Want to help spread awareness about Alabama’s butterflies and help protect them?

Visit the Alabama Buttefly Atlas and participate!

Now, onward to this week’s news!

News

Bham Now – Birmingham included in Outside Magazine’s 25 Best Towns of 2017 edition

Bham Now – The Alabama Butterfly Atlas needs your help! (9 beautiful images)

Bham Now – Ruffner Mountain to hold Birmingham’s first bat survey

al.com – EPA moves to rescind Obama’s Clean Water Rule  

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Pipevine Swallowtail – photo by Sara Bright

Cahaba River Society – Cahaba River Society Statement on Repeal of Clean Water Rule

Alabama Rivers Alliance – Statement from Cindy Lowry regarding the Repeal of the Clean Water Rule

al.com – Alabama’s 60,000-year-old underwater forest spills its secrets in new documentary

WIAT – CBS 42 – Recent rains cause dangerous rapids in the Cahaba River

WIAT – CBS 42 – Hundreds of thousands of gallons of sewage flow into Tuscaloosa rivers after Tropical Storm Cindy 

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Eastern Tailed -Blue – photo by Sara Bright
Visit Bham Now’s complete calendar at: http://bhamnow.com/bhamn-events/category/outdoor-events/ 
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Coral Hairstreak

Coosa Riverkeeper – Watering Hole Series benefitting Coosa Riverkeeper – June 27-Auugust 16

Wild South – WILD WEDNESDAY in the Bankhead National Forest – June 28- August 2nd

Alabama Environmental Council – Ghost Train Fundraiser – June 30

Cahaba Riverkeeper – 10% Night to Benefit Cahaba Riverkeeper – July 5th

Southern Environmental Center – Figs and Rosemary Benefit at Rojo – July 6th

Alabama Environmental Council – Recycal’s Rain Barrel Workshop – July 8th

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Diana Fritillary- photo by Sara Bright

Alabama Rivers Alliance – Defend Rivers Paddle – July 8th

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

Coosa Riverkeeper – Cheers to the Coosa Farm & Field – July 27

Cahaba Environmental Center – Cahaba Connections Conference – August 4th

Birmingham Botanical Gardens – Lunch and Learn – the Benefits of Trees – September 13

Cahaba River Society – Cahaba River Fry-Down – October 1st

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American Lady – photo by Sara Bright

Alabama Rivers Alliance – Wild and Scenic Film Festival – October 22nd

Alabama Wildlife Federation – 2017 Calendar of Events

Wild South – 2017 Events Calendar

Discovering Alabama – June 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

Little River Canyon Center – 2017 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.