Alabama Weekly Nature Roundup December 2nd edition – brought to you by JSU Little River Canyon Center

lrcc_-_logo_-_vertical This week, we are pleased to announce our new partnership with the JSU Little River Canyon Center.  Along with their support of Bham Now’s Nature Roundup, we also will be updating Bham Now readers regularly about the Canyon Center’s many activities, and developing stories, such as the one posted this morning about Little River Falls coming back to life this week.

Don’t Forget 

Don’t forget to purchase (and save money with an advance tix purchase) your December 6th BOLD Series ticket to see Jim McClintock.

In just four days, we will be holding our 2nd BOLD Speaker Series on Tuesday, December 6th, 5:30 at Avondale Brewery.

Why should you buy a ticket and attend? Check out this video narrated by Harrison Ford – yes, Han Solo/Indiana Jones – describing McClintock’s observations and work.  Join us on Tuesday!

News Stories

Bham Now – A Birmingham treasure – the Ruffner Mountain fire lookout tower

Bham Now – Alabama Environmental Council “crowdfunding” for the expanded recycling center & 50th year

Bham Now – Sweet home Alabama – Whooping Cranes love our state

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

Absolutely Alabama – Absolutely Alabama: Talladega National Forest

Alabama Newscenter – Uncovering the history of Russell Cave National Monument – Alabama, other states challenge Endangered Species Act critical habitat rules

WBHM – Alabama Cattle Ranchers Hit Hard by Drought – Drain the swamp? We need a new metaphor and state water plan

Coosa Riverkeeper – New Tools to Explore Pollution in Your Neighborhood

Outdoor Alabama – Feral Hog Population Expands into All 67 Counties in Alabama



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

Little River Canyon Center – Canyon Christmas – December 3rd

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

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

Alabama Environmental Council – Outlaw Country Christmas – December 9th

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

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

Wild South – Volunteer Workday in the Sipsey Wilderness -December 17

Birmingham Audubon – 2016 Audubon Photography Winners Traveling Exhibit in Birmingham – December 12 @ 11:00 am – December 22 @ 3:00 pm

Alabama Coastal Foundation – Connect to Your Coast in Birmingham – December 21st

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

Monthly Calendars

Bham Now has put together an extensive Outdoor Calendar for your viewing (and planning) pleasure.  If we missed your organization, just let us know pat(at)

Thanks for reading.


  • 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.