Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of January 6, 2018

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

Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of January 6.

The cranes are here!!!

The eagles are here!!!

Don’t miss this month the Crane Festival at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge and Eagle Awareness Month at Guntersville State Park.  These two events should be on every nature-lover’s bucket list in Alabama.

Check out event calendar for details!

Enjoy!

Sandhill cranes with a juvenile whooping crane in the center - photo by George Lee
Sandhill cranes with a juvenile whooping crane in the center – photo by George Lee
News

Bham Now – Bham Now’s most popular nature stories in 2017

Bham Now – The Black Warrior waterdog, nicknamed the “Alabama mudpuppy” is now federally protected

Bham Now – Bham Now’s top 10 most viewed posts of 2017

WBHM – Unique Alabama Salamander Now Federally Protected

WBHM – Trump Plan Would Open Most US Waters to Drilling, Including Gulf

Alabama Newscenter – Chambers County solar project now serving Walmart

Alabama Newscenter – Ten ways to save on energy during frigid weather

Our national symbol - Bald Eagle - Photo by George Lee
Our national symbol – Bald Eagle – Photo by George Lee
Events
Visit Bham Now’s complete calendar.

Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge – Festival of the Cranes – January 14

Birmingham Audubon – MLK Day Habitat Restoration at W.E. Putnam – January 15

Putnam Birmingham Alabama
Entrance to the Putnam Middle School Teaching Farm

Birmingham Public Library – The Fifteenth Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Lecture – January 16

Guntersville State Park – A Guide to Lake Guntersville’s Eagle Awareness Weekends – January 19 to February 18

GASP – Before the Flood Film Screening  – January 20

B-Active – Regional Bicycle Network Reveal Open-House! – January 23

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 Hiking Society – 2018 Alabama Hiking Trail Society Conference – March 30

Sandhill crane in flight
Sandfhill crane in flight – Photo by: George Lee

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

Photo by – International Crane Foundation

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.