Alabama weekly nature roundup – November 12 to November 18, 2016

Photo by: Charles Walton - one of our favorite "Supermoon " pics
Photo by: Charles Walton – one of our favorite “Supermoon ” pics

Quote of the week – “I love to think of Nature as wireless telegraph stations through which God speaks to us every day, every hour, and every moment of our lives.” ~ George Washington Carver

The week of the Supermoon.  Drought continues.  Move I-20/59 takes a hit. And the big question – will Alabama ever develop a sustainable water plan?

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Supermoon sightings across Alabama and the South (slideshow)

News Stories

Bham Now – Alabama river groups plea for water plan: “Our rivers are drying up”

Bham Now – Move I-20/59 maps out path forward after lawsuit decision

Bham Now – Train Your Yard to Defeat Drought. You can do it. Yes, you!

Bham Now – Bham Now Live Interview with BOLD Speaker Jim McClintock -discussing climate change, drought, President -elect Trump & Hand in Paw

Bham Now – Exploring Wild Alabama authors featured on Absolutely Alabama (video)

Anniston Star – Reimbursement rates frustrate solar panel adopters in Alabama

WBRC FOX 6 – Drought taking a toll on Alabama farmers

al.com – Alabama’s rivers are crashing thanks to water rules that favor industry

al.com – Trump presidency a ‘wakeup call’ for Alabama environmental groups

WVTM NBC 13 – What’s Alabama’s water management plan?

WBRC FOX 6 – Absolutely Alabama Osprey Adventure

ABC 33/40 – Red Mountain Featured : Talk of Alabama 11/15/16 Exploring Alabama

Events/Fundraisers/Lectures

Wild South – Preserve Ranger Training – November 20

Birmingham Audubon – Audubon Teaches Nature – November 20

EcoThree – EcoThree Tours and Workshops – November 28- December 3rd

Alabama Booksmith – Strange, Unusual, Gross and Cool Animals – Charles Ghigna – November 29th

Alabama Wildlife Center –Annual Holiday Craft & Bake Sale Fundraiser – December 3rd

Bham Now’s BOLD Series – Jim McClintock, Explorer and Author – December 6th

Birmingham Zoo – Birmingham Zoo’s Zoolight Safari – December 9-23

Fresh Air Family – Wacky Tacky Christmas – December 11-14

Monthly Calendars

Ruffner Mountain Nature Center –  November 2016 Calendar

Fresh Air Family – November 2016 Calendar

Red Mountain Park – November Calendar

Birmingham Audubon – November Calendar of Upcoming Events

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.