Bham Now Nature Roundup – October 21st

Birmingham Alabama
Birmingham Alabama
Little River Canyon Falls – photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now

Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for October 21st.

Yesterday, Alabamians across the state celebrated the 40th Anniversary of Ruffner Mountain in Birmingham and Little River Canyon National Preserve’s 25th Anniversary in Fort Payne.

We are truly blessed in Alabama with so many special places that have been protected and preserved over the years. Let’s never forget the responsibility to “pass on down” these natural wonders better that what we inherited.

News

Bham Now – Don’t miss the Birmingham Botanical Gardens Fall Plant Sale this weekend (photo gallery)

Bham Now – Remember the “great drought of 2016”? Strong majority of Alabamians want a statewide water plan

Bham Now – Bham Now special: Interview with Bill Finch Birmingham Botanical Gardens Native Plant Conference honoree

Bham Now – Little River Canyon National Preserve – Alabama’s most visited National Park

Bham Now – Love nature? Lots to celebrate this October

ABC 33/40 – ALDOT proposal to alleviate Highway 280 traffic could threaten drinking water supply

al.com –BP money buys critical piece of Grand Bay Savanna, 26,000 acres now protected 

WVTM NBC 13 – Birmingham’s Ruffner celebrates 40 years

Birmingham
Photo from Ruffner Mountain
Events
Visit Bham Now’s complete calendar.

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

Birmingham Botanical Gardens – Native Plant Conference – October 26-28

Red Mountain Park – Tricks, Treats and Trails – October 28th

Alabama Wildlife Center – Owl-o-Ween 2017 – October 28th

Wild South – Wild South 10% at Rojo Night – October 31st

Ruffner Mountain – Cahaba Brewing Goodwill Wednesday – November 15th

Little River Canyon National Preserve – Canyon Fest – November 4th

Moss Rock Festival – Eco-Festival – November 4-5

GASP – Toast to Clean Air – November 8th

Aldridge Gardens – Adventures of a Citizen Scientist – November 9th

Black Warrior Riverkeeper – Black Warrior Riverkeeper Giveback Night at Ghost Train Brewery – November 9th

ASAN – ASAN Food & Farm Forum – December 8-9

Birmingham
Mushroom Rock at Little River Canyon National Preserve

Alabama Wildlife Federation – 2017 Calendar of Events

Wild South – 2017 Events Calendar 

Alabama Wildlife Center – 2017 Events Calendar

Discovering Alabama –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


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

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.