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!”
Bham Now – Renew our Rivers – making a difference
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
Sand Mountain The Reporter – Off to a fresh start | State parks start 2017 with new plans for the future
Sand Mountain Reporter – Eagle Awareness returns to Lake Guntersville
Bham Now Outdoor Calendar
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
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