Nature Roundup January 19th edition – brought to you by JSU Little River Canyon Center

Check out UAB researcher Jim McClintock’s exclusive blog posts and photos from Antarctica in this edition of the Nature Roundup

Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup January 19th edition sponsored by the JSU Little River Canyon Center!

In this edition of the Nature Roundup, we celebrate stewardship of our special places around Alabama and planet Earth.

Programs such as Alabama Power’s Renew Our Rivers is entering its 18th year, having collected over 14 million pounds of trash alongside our lakes, waterways and shorelines.


During the MLK Jr. Day holiday Hands on Birmingham organized 60 plus volunteers at the Turkey Creek Nature Preserve to remove invasive plants that are literally “choking” our forests.

And beyond Alabama’s borders at the bottom of the world, Bham Now’s 2016 BOLD lecturer UAB explorer and researcher Jim McClintock sent Bham Now exclusive photos and blog posts from Antarctica.  In every blog post, McClintock describes an Antarctica and planet that is rapidly changing and calls on all of us to be good stewards in Alabama, AND the world.

As a volunteer once told me on a Wild South stewardship project in the Sipsey Wilderness a few years ago. “Stewardship is INSPIRATIONAL!”


Enjoy!

Gentoos Penquins in Antarctica – Photo from Jim McClintock

Bham Now – Fresh from the bottom of the world – Antarctica adventures of UAB’s Jim McClintock

Bham Now – Renew our Rivers – making a difference


Bham Now – Hands on Birmingham – MLK Jr. Day of Service at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve

Alabama Environmental Council – Welcome to your friendly non-profit community recycler

Ruffner Mountain – Ruffner Founders Visit the Nature Center


Fresh Water Land Trust – Why the Red Rock Trail Matters

Alabama Today – Alabama worried Florida, Georgia water settlement could impact its rivers

WHNT 19 – Hundreds visit Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge to see whooping cranes


Sand Mountain The Reporter – Off to a fresh start | State parks start 2017 with new plans for the future

WSFA NBC 12 – Ken Hare’s Natural Alabama: Top 10 birds helped make 2016 a great year

Sand Mountain Reporter – Eagle Awareness returns to Lake Guntersville


Photo by George Lee

Bham Now Outdoor Calendar

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@bhamnow.com

Highlights


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


Photo from Jessica A. Findley

Turkey Creek Nature Preserve – Turkey Creek Nature Preserve Cleanup Day – February 4th

Birmingham Botanical Gardens – Ecology of Alabama’s Native Plants – February 4

Alabama Wildlife Center – Wild About Chocolate – February 11


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 Wildlife Federation – AWF Wild Game Cook-offs  (March to May)

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 Center

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.