Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of December 15

Red Mountain Park
Red Mountain Park
Red Mountain Park, photo by Jim Schmalz, December 9, 2017

Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of December 15.

Since we are in the middle of the holiday season, Bham Now made a list of non-profit nature organizations in the Birmingham area that provide online shopping opportunities. With just a little bit over a week left before Christmas, make sure to put in your orders today.

Coosa Riverkeeper
Black Warrior Riverkeeper
Ruffner Mountain
Red Mountain Park
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Birmingham Zoo
Alabama Wildlife Center

Enjoy this week’s news and events!

News

Bham Now – Red Mountain Park re-opens Mine #10 and photos of a winter wonderland

Bham Now – Alabama’s busiest natural airport, the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge (photos)

Alabama Environmental Council – AEC Marks 50 Years of Lessons Learned

Ledger-Enquier – Alabama Water Watch celebrates 25 years

Think Progress – Alabama’s newest senator isn’t afraid to take a strong stance on science and clean energy

 

Red Mountain Park, photo by Jim Schmalz, December 9, 2017

 

Events
Visit Bham Now’s complete calendar.
North Alabama
Sand hill crane at the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, photo by David Frings, December 9, 2017

Alabama Environmental Council – AEC presents: A Cardboard Christmas Party – December 15

Alabama Wildlife Center – Craft and Bake Sale – December 16

Mobile Baykeeper – Bay Bash 2017 – December 17

Birmingham Audubon – Birmingham Audubon Christmas Bird Count  – December 23

Oak Mountain State Park – First Hike 2018 – January 1

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

Alabama Rivers Alliance – Alabama Water Rally – March 16-18

Cranes
Sand hill crane at the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, photo by David Frings, December 9, 2017

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.

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.

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