Alabama weekly nature roundup – November 19 to November 25, 2016

Bankhead National Forest
Bankhead National Forest

Quote of the week:

“In the end we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.” -~Baba Dioum

Our favorite stories this week: Patagonia’s Give 100% to the Planet commitment, the story about the Little River Canyon National Preserve and where you can recycle cooking oil in Jefferson County.

News Stories

Bham Now – Thanksgiving feast aftermath…. how to recycle your cooking oil

Bham Now – Thanksgiving for the earth – a prayer, poems and passages

Bham Now – Patagonia’s own “doorbuster” sale on Black Friday. Give 100% for the Planet

Bham Now – Railroad Park is bringing a Winter Wonderland to Bham

Alabama Newscenter – Little River Canyon has $16 million economic impact on Alabama

Alabama Today – Alabama Environmental Director to Donald Trump: Rein in Barack Obama’s EPA

WSFA NBC 12 – Alabama’s drought affecting all areas of life

Montgomery Advertiser – Drought impacting state’s largest industry

WSFA NBC 12 – Ken Hare’s Natural Alabama: Harming endangered Whooping Crane can prove costly

WSFA NBC 12 – Field trips great way to learn about birds

WPMI NBC 15 – Gulf Shores BP funds will go toward keeping the land ‘forever wild’

WKRG CBS News 5-  Plain Gardening with Bill Finch

 

Fundraisers/Events/Workshops

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

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

Birmingham Audubon – Donald Kroodsma, bird song specialist, in Birmingham – December 1

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

Camp McDowell – McDowell Enneagram Conference – February 10-12, 2017

Monthly Calendars

Bham Now Outdoor Calendar

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.