Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of December 28.
Before we get to the news of the week, in the midst of the chaos of the holiday season, we wanted to publish the following poem by southerner Wendell Barry.
We hope everyone finds “grace”.
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
Now onward to this week’s news and events.
Courier -Journal – Carp Species Potential Threats to Alabama Waterways
Mountain Eagle – Solar panels being installed at Camp McDowell
Black Warrior Riverkeeper – Alabama Abandoned Mine Lands Projects
Visit Bham Now’s complete calendar.
Oak Mountain State Park – First Hike 2018 – January 1
Alabama Rivers Alliance – Wild & Scenic Film Festival – Huntsville – January 26
Alabama Wildlife Federation – Critter Crawl – February 10
EEAA – Rivers to the Gulf Flowing Home – February 22-24
Alabama Rivers Alliance – Alabama Water Rally – March 16-18
Alabama Wildlife Federation 2017 Calendar of Events
Wild South 2017 Events Calendar
Alabama Wildlife Center 2017 Events Calendar
Discovering Alabama Broadcast Schedule
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