Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup January 13th edition sponsored by the JSU Little River Canyon Center!
In this edition, there is good news all around the region.
On Thursday, we celebrated the establishment of Alabama’s newest National Park units, the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument and the Freedom Riders National Monument.
Earlier in the week, at Birmingham’s Avondale Park, birders throughout the area flocked to see upclose a rare bird in these parts of Alabama called Ross’s Goose.
And to top off a good week of progress in Magic City and surrounding communities, Shelby County and Forever Wild announced plans to create a 1400 acre “Cahaba River Park” alongside the river.
We expect sunshine and 70 degree weather this weekend, so for the hikers, birders and nature lovers, this is going to be one of the best stretch of pleasant weather we will likely receive this winter. Check out this week’s calendar and don’t miss out!
Bham Now – Hike the Pinhoti Trail in 2017
Bham Now – Hey Sole Sister
Anniston Star – Alabama’s ADEM Nightmare
Bham Now Outdoor Calendar
Little River Canyon Center – Second Saturday Hike – Pinhoti Trail – January 14
Birmingham Audubon – Tom Imhof Beginner Bird Walk at Wheeler NWR – January 14
Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge – Festival of Cranes at Wheeler -January 14-15
Wild South – MLK Day of Service: Privet-pulling in Sipsey Wilderness – January 16
Friends of Hurricane Creek – Friends of Hurricane Creek Annual Meeting & Potluck – January 17th
SELC – Southern Exposure Screening at UAB Public Health – January 20
Birmingham Audubon – Audubon Teaches Nature: Birds of Prey – January 22
Cahaba River Society – Cahaba River Society Annual Meeting – January 26
Wild South – Winter Warmer Weekend Party – January 27
Friends of Shades Creek – Salamander Festival in Homewood – January 28
Ruffner Mountain – Moss and Lichen Hike – January 28
Turkey Creek Nature Preserve – Turkey Creek Nature Preserve Cleanup Day – February 4th
Birmingham Botanical Gardens – Ecology of Alabama’s Native Plants – February 4
Camp McDowell – McDowell Enneagram conference – February 10-12, 2017
Bham Now – BOLD speaker series featuring Scott Register and Will Lochamy at Good People – February 16
Little River Canyon Center – Birding Hike-Great Backyard Bird Count – February 18
EEAA – Environmental Education Association of Alabama “Stay Wild Alabama”Conference – Feb. 23-25
Alabama Rivers Alliance – Alabama Water Rally – March 17-19
Sierra Club Alabama Chapter – Meetings and Hikes – December & January
Fresh Air Family – January 2017 Calendar
Alabama Birding Trails Calendar
Sponsored by JSU/Little River Canyon