Remember the great drought of 2016? Alabama voters have not forgotten. Last fall, it did not rain for 61 days in Birmingham shattering the longest rainless streak by 9 days. Despite dry creek beds and lost waterfalls throughout the state, the Alabama legislature failed to move forward this year on the creation of a statewide water plan.
Next week, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens will be holding its Native Plant Conference – “Celebrating the Astounding Biodiversity of the Southeast.” (register HERE). One of the largest conferences of its kind on biodiversity in the nation, the Gardens will be honoring Bill Finch, the award-winning writer, botanist and natural historian who has received national recognition for his garden columns and environmental reporting.
Candystore.com released this week their state by state rankings of the most popular Halloween candy in each state.
The top ranked Halloween candies in Alabama? Drum roll please….
This upcoming Saturday, October 21st, people throughout the South will travel to Little River Canyon National Preserve to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the park.
If you love nature, there are several wonderful opportunities to celebrate and experience Alabama’s Natural wonders over the next two weeks.
Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for October 13th.
The Alabama Rivers Alliance announced today that after a one year hiatus they will be assuming the role as primary sponsor of the prestigious Southern Exposure Film Fellowship program beginning in January 2018.
Eryca Lewis and her son, Kylin, have a special bond. That’s the first thing you notice about them. It’s seen in the loving and supportive way they look at each other and in Eryca’s gentle clasp of Kylin’s shaking hand as he describes how United Way fights for him. Continue reading “Fighting through cerebral palsy, the United Way supports families”
They are the most daunting tasks imaginable.
Caring for a loved one who has fallen ill. Supporting your child injured in an accident. Guiding your aging parents through the complex maze of doctors and administrators. Loving your spouse diagnosed with cancer who just needs your complete and undivided attention to hold her hand.
You need a patient advocate.
According to a new study conducted by Tripp Umbach, the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s annual economic impact has grown to $7.15 billion a year, up from $4.6 billion just eight years ago — a 55 percent increase. UAB now directly employs more than 23,000 and supports more than 64,000 jobs — one of every 31 in Alabama.
Want to fall in love with bees, mushrooms, nature’s colors, bogs, longleaf pine forests, orchids, butterflies and much much more? Here is your chance. Register today for the Native Plant Conference at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.
This fall, Readers Digest named Alabama’s Walls of Jericho one of the best hikes in America.