Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for June 22nd.
Last week, I unearthed a video (below) about a book called Longleaf, Far as the Eye Can See. It reminded me that Alabama’s natural landscape truly is a canvass and in many ways we determine what that it looks like and what it is going to be.
Throughout the years, Alabamians have been working on that canvass. We changed our rivers drastically. We created wildlife refuges, saved canyons and established wilderness areas. We brought deer (yes – deer in 1930 was gone from over 50 counties in Alabama), bald eagles and turkey after they were nearly extinguished from our state.
Can we bring back longleaf? I hope so. It all depends on us.
Enjoy this week’s Nature Roundup.
Bham Now – UAB solar house unveiled (videos)
Alabama Environmental Council – Council welcomes new Executive Director
Alabama Newscenter – On this day in Alabama history: Blanche Evans Dean was born in Clay County
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Red Mountain Park – Good People Charity Week – June 19-23
Wild South – Wild Wednesday Schedule – June 28th
Southern Environmental Center – Figs and Rosemary Benefit at Rojo – June 29
Alabama Environmental Council – Ghost Train Fundraiser – June 30
Alabama Environmental Council – Recycal’s Rain Barrel Workshop – July 8th
Alabama Rivers Alliance – Defend Rivers Paddle – July 8th
Coosa Riverkeeper – 10% Giving at Sky Castle – July 12th
Coosa Riverkeeper – Cheers to the Coosa Farm & Field – July 27
Cahaba Environmental Center – Cahaba Connections Conference – August 4th
Birmingham Botanical Gardens – Lunch and Learn – the Benefits of Trees – September 13
Cahaba River Society – Cahaba River Fry-Down – October 1st
Alabama Rivers Alliance – Wild and Scenic Film Festival – October 22nd
Alabama Wildlife Federation – 2017 Calendar of Events
Wild South – 2017 Events Calendar
Discovering Alabama – June Broadcast Schedule
Birmingham Audubon Society – 2017 Events
Sierra Club Alabama Chapter – Meetings and Hikes –
Fresh Air Family – 2017 Calendar
Alabama Birding Trails Calendar
Little River Canyon Center – 2017 Calendar
Ruffner Mountain – Calendar