Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of November 24

Fall at Little River Canyon, photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now

Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of November 24.

Let’s begin this Thanksgiving weekend of the Nature Roundup with one of my favorite poems.


The Peace of Wild Things

When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.

I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free ~ Wendell Berry 

Whooping Crane – Photo by George Lee

Bham Now – Thankful for Alabama’s biodiversity (25 unforgettable photos)

Bham Now – Will Letson the Golden Eagle make it to the Iron Bowl?

Bham Now – River groups release data on toxic chemicals discharged into Alabama waters

Decatur Daily – Governor’s dismantling of water advisory group worries advocates

Alabama News Center – Fall foliage and Thanksgiving wishes from Alabama NewsCenter

WTOK ABC 11 – Millions will be spent to improve recreational trails in Alabama 

280 Living – Alabama Wildlife Center to host 16th annual holiday craft and bake sale

Hatchling Gopher Tortoise, photo by Mark Bailey
Visit Bham Now’s complete calendar.

Red Mountain Park – HOGA (Hiking & Yoga) at Red Mountain Park! – November 26 & December 3

Birmingham Botanical Gardens – Louise Agee Wrinkle’s book, Listen to the Land: Creating a Southern Woodland Garden – November 30

Wild South – Outdoor Gear Yard Sale – December 3

Freshwater Land Trust – Sunday Hike Series: Black Creek Park – December 3

Alabama Environmental Council – 10% Night at ROJO – December 5

Birmingham Audubon – 2017 Annual Banquet – December 7

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

Cahaba River Society –  Cahaba River Watershed Project Opening –  December 9 

Alabama Wildlife Center – Craft and Bake Sale 2017 – December 9

Oak Mountain State Park – First Hike 2018 – January 1

EEAA – Rivers to the Gulf Flowing Home – February  22-24

Ducks at the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge - photo by George Lee
Ducks at the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge – photo by George Lee

Alabama Wildlife Federation  2017 Calendar of Events

Wild South 2017 Events Calendar 

Freshwater Land Trust 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.

  • 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.