Bham Now Nature Roundup – August 25th

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Birmingham Alabama
Photo by Birmingham Audubon’s Joe Watts taken in Decatur, Tennessee

Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for August 25th.

If we had to pick one event folks should attend this weekend, it is Red Mountain Park’s  – TWO DAYS OF CELEBRATION – August 26-27.

Birmingham is truly blessed with the 3 Rs – Red Mountain Park, Ruffner Mountain and Railroad Park.  If you have yet to visit Red Mountain Park, this will be a fantastic opportunity to explore and fall in love with nature and our city’s history.

Hope to see you there!

Now – onward to the News and Events!

Photo via Red Mountain Park
News

Bham Now – Birmingham air pollution looks different today – but lives are still “at risk” 

AP – EPA taps Alabama business lobbyist to lead Southeast region 

Courier Journal – Walls of Jericho makes Readers Digest Top 20

Alabama Birding Trails – Bird-watching Hot Spots in Alabama 

Lagniappe – Registration open for Alabama Coastal Birdfest 

Black Warrior Riverkeeper – Alabama Power Coal Ash Maps Illustrate Potential Danger to River and Public

Freshwater Land Trust –Staff Q&A: Farewell to Lacy & Charles 

Events
A displaying female Alabama Lampmussel (Lampsilis virescens) of the Paint Rock River, Jackson County – Photo ADCNR/AABC
Visit Bham Now’s complete calendar.

Red Mountain Park – TWO DAYS OF CELEBRATION – August 26-27

Alabama Outdoors – Party on the Porch benefitting Black Warrior Riverkeeper – September 8

Sierra Club & Conservation Alabama – Volunteer Lobbyist Training – September 9th

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

ASAN – 3rd Annual Graze Birmingham – September 17th

Alabama Wildlife Federation – Wild Game Cook-Off in Birmingham– September 21

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

Sierra Club – Amazing Alabama, Protecting and Appreciating What We Have – October 13th

Southern Environmental Center – EcoFest 2017 – October 19th

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

Birmingham Alabama
Northern long eared bat – via Turkey Creek Nature Preserve

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 – Upcoming 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


In case you missed it, here is last week’s Nature Roundup.

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.