Bham Now Nature Roundup – August 3rd

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Birmingham Zoo’s “Kumar” – courtesy of the Birmingham Zoo

Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for August 3rd.

In this edition of the Nature Roundup, check out the “Save Our Mascots” article.  Did you know that 1354 high school and college teams are named “tiger” in the U.S.?

It’s our nation’s 2nd most popular mascot.

With only 3900 tigers left in the wild worldwide, it is good to see Auburn, LSU, Clemson and Mizzou join forces to save the symbol of their universities. Remember, the new U.S. Tiger University Consortium has adopted the international goal to double the number of tigers in the wild by 2022.

Birmingham Alabama Mascots
Aubie can be seen here on a football gameday with Auburn flag in hand, ready to pump up the crowd. – (Credit: Auburn University Photographic Services)

Let’s hope, additional in-state schools and colleges join the consortium – including the University of West Alabama Tigers.

And while we are at it, wouldn’t it be nice to see the University of Alabama support elephant conservation and recovery efforts.  Since tickets are now selling at $450 per ticket for the Alabama v. Florida State opener in Atlanta, perhaps the university can spare some change to save Big Al?

Now onward to the news.


Bham Now – Save our mascots! Auburn, Clemson, LSU and Mizzou form tiger consortium 

Bham Now – Meet the new Executive Director of AEC 

Bham Now – Want to learn more about the Cahaba River? 

WBHM – Climate Change Analysis Predicts Losses for South 

Cahaba River Society – Cahaba River Society Statement on Repeal of Clean Water Rule  

Black Warrior Riverkeeper – UA PR Student Earns Grant for Riverkeeper Internship 

Montgomery Advertiser – Alabama River Alliance paddles for a cause 

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Cahaba Connections Conference – photo courtesy of the Cahaba Environmental Center
Visit Bham Now’s complete calendar.

Cahaba Environmental Center – Cahaba Connections Conference – August 4th

Alabama Wildlife Federation – 2017 State Finals Wild Game Cook-Off – August 5th

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

Environmental Education Association of Alabama – EEAA Bog Tour– August 12th

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

Alabama Wildlife Federation – Wild Game Cook-Off in Birmingham – September 21

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

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

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Photo from Cahaba Environmental Center

gSouthern Environmental Center – EcoFest 2017 – October 19th

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 Zoo – 2017 Calendar of Events

Birmingham Audubon Society – Upcoming 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

In case you missed it, here is last week’s Nature Roundup.


  • 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.