Bham Now Nature Roundup – July 20th

Birmingham Alabama
Photo from Facebook on the Ruffner Mountain site

Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for July 20th.

Yesterday on Facebook, Ruffner Mountain celebrated their incorporation 40 years ago – July 19, 1977. What a blessing Ruffner has been to multiple generations here in Birmingham.

They truly live by the old adage – Think globally. Act locally.

Ruffner Birmingham Alabama


Bham Now – Volunteering – one way you can cherish Alabama’s State Parks 

Bham Now –The Altamont School certified as an International Monarch Waystation 

Bham Now – Black Warrior Riverkeeper featured in Mercedes-Benz environment video 

Bham Now – Read before you go fishing – Alabama’s 2017 fish consumption advisory 

Bham Now – Connecting communities: Highway 280 Homewood-Mountain Brook bridge

Mother Nature Network – Underwater forest is an ancient ‘fairy world’ found just off the Alabama coast

Montgomery Advertiser – Alabama Senate race: Climate change impacts loom, but candidates divide –What do kudzu and coal have in common: 17 nuggets about the South’s most invasive plant 

Andalusia Star News – 30 Indigo Snakes Released 

Waterfall in the Bankhead National Forest
Visit Bham Now’s complete calendar at: 

Ruffner Mountain – Night Festival: A Nocturnal Celebration of the Natural World   – July 22nd

Birmingham Audubon – Black Belt Field Trip #1: Prattville/Autaugaville/Lowndesboro – July 29

Coosa Riverkeeper – Cheers to the Coosa Farm & Field – July 27

Birmingham Canoe Club – Paddling Jeopardy – August 1st

Birmingham Audubon – Birds & Brews at Cahaba Brewing CompanyAugust 2

Cahaba Environmental Center – Cahaba Connections Conference – August 4th

“Hats off” to the great work of the Birmingham Audubon Society

Friends of Hurricane Creek –House Party Fundraiser for FOHC – August 12th

Birmingham Botanical Gardens – Lunch and Learn – the Benefits of Trees – September 13

Cahaba River Society – Cahaba River Fry-Down – October 1st

Sierra Club – Amazing Alabama, Protecting and Appreciating What We Have – October 13th

Alabama Rivers Alliance – Wild and Scenic Film Festival – October 22nd

Birmingham Alabama
A section of The Altamont School International Monarch Waystation – photo via The Altamont School

Alabama Wildlife Federation – 2017 Calendar of Events

Wild South – 2017 Events Calendar

Discovering Alabama – June Broadcast Schedule

Birmingham Zoo – 2017 Calendar of Events

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

  • 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.