Never forget the “great drought of 2016” – strong majority of Alabamians want a statewide water plan

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Little River Falls in October 2016 during the great Drought of 2016 – photo from the Little River Canyon Center

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.

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Bham Now special: Interview with Bill Finch Birmingham Botanical Gardens Native Plant Conference honoree

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Paint Rock River Wildlife – photo from The Nature Conservancy in Alabama

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.

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Little River Canyon National Preserve – Alabama’s most visited National Park

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Helicopter airlifting a car out of Little River Canyon in 1990. Over five years from the mid-80s to 1990, 139 abandoned cars were removed from Little River Canyon

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.

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Moss Rock Festival, an eco-creative celebration of nature, smart-living, art + design

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What Is an Eco-Creative festival, you might ask?

November 4 & 5, The first full weekend in the month, grab your family and friends and discover the Moss Rock Festival, a hybrid experience with nature, smart-living, art + design at its core…plus there’s great food and music!

Featured Artist, Tracie Noles-Ross,  Moss Rock Poster Design. Via – www.mossrockfestival.com.

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Celebrate the South’s biodiversity at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens Native Plant Conference

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Birmingham Botanical Gardens supporters – photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now

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.

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Top pumpkin patches around Birmingham

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Old Baker Farm, Harpersville, AL. Photo Courtesy of Shelby Reporter.

Cooler weather, changing colors, cozy sweaters and pumpkin spice everything. Fall is officially here! October brings lots of great activities to the magic city, but if you’re wanting a true fall experience, what could be better than a trip to the pumpkin patch? Here are some of the best patches around the ‘ham. Continue reading “Top pumpkin patches around Birmingham”

Vulcan Aftertunes is back. Oct. 15th and 29th. Cool tunes and brews in Birmingham

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What’s a better way to spend an autumn afternoon than sipping cool brews, enjoying gorgeous views and listening to great music with Birmingham’s original iron man? Vulcan Aftertunes concert series is once again celebrating autumn on the summit of Red Mountain.

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Vulcan Aftertunes. Via – Vulcan Park Facebook

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