Rattlesnakes, earthquakes, wacky animals and bugs.
If you are curious about nature and the world around you, drop by the Homewood Public Library on Sunday, October 9th, between 2:00 to 4:00 to meet highly acclaimed Alabama children nature writer Heather Montgomery for a public book signing.
Continue reading “Acclaimed kids nature writer Heather Montgomery in Birmingham this week (video)”
Photo: UAB press release
Here comes the sun UAB.
This week, UAB announced that it is home to the largest solar energy system in the city of Birmingham. The solar panels are on top of it’s Campus Recreation Center which can be seen from Red Mountain and surrounding buildings.
The 100 panel solar system was installed by
Birmingham-based Vulcan Solar Power.
Continue reading “Here comes the sun – UAB goes solar and green”
Celebrate Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s 15th Anniversary this Friday 10/7 by attending Alabama Outdoors’s Party on the Porch !
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“Signs, signs everywhere a sign…” ~
Five Man Electrical Band
If you have been traveling throughout Birmingham, you’ve probably seen a few of these signs designating past locations of the Birmingham Mineral Railroad.
“The railroad is still with us. This is the undergirding history of Birmingham.” ~ James Lowery, Project Coordinator of the Historic Birmingham Mineral Railroad Signs Project.
Continue reading “Signs, signs everywhere a sign – remembering Birmingham’s railroad history”
Sarah Parcak, the much acclaimed space archeologist, National Geographic Explorer and TED Prize winner “wants to make the world’s invisible history visible once again.”
Her plan: Launch in 2017
GlobalXplorer, the first of its kind online citizen science platform that will train an army of Indiana Jones global explorers.
Continue reading “21st Century Indiana Jones in our midst – UAB’s Sarah Parcak”
Alabama’s State Wildflower the Oak-leaf Hydrangia showing stress from the drought
Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair and Blount counties have been designated as extreme drought areas by the
USDA’s U.S. Drought Monitor.
Continue reading “It’s very dry. And it’s about to get worse.”
From our good friends at the Alabama Rivers Alliance – below is a list of events they are promoting in the month of October. Mark your calendars today, and bookmark the
ARA Events calendar page.
October 7 – 9 – Cukorakko Music Festival, benefitting the Coosa Riverkeeper
October 7 – Party on the Porch at Alabama Outdoors, benefiting Black Warrior Riverkeeper
October 8 & 9 – Blount County Solar Home Tour
October 10 – ASAN’s Regional Food & Farms Forum at Kymulga Grist Mill in Childersburg
October 13 – Bay Bash benefiting Mobile Baykeeper
October 20 – ACF’s Connect to your Coast at Black Warrior Brewing Company
October 23 – Wild & Scenic Film Festival at Red Mountain Theatre Company Cabaret Theatre
October 28 – 30 – Alabama Chapter of the Sierra Club Annual Retreat