Birmingham. We love the flowers. But we are in the middle of a drought

The flowers and plants lining Highland Avenue in Birmingham’s historic Highland Park Neighborhood are spectacular and beautiful.  We absolutely love them and the city does an incredible job.

But, we are in the middle of a drought that is about to get worse.  This video of the flowers and plants being watered today (October 12) along Highland Avenue will likely be the last “watering” of these flowers/plants for a good while, especially now that the Birmingham Water Works Board is considering the implementation of strong water conservation measures.

Here is the latest from the U.S. Drought Monitor.

Unfortunately, there is no rain in the forecast until October 21st.


Pat Byington
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.

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