Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of January 27, 2018

Nature Conservancy in Alabama
Nature Conservancy in Alabama
Nature Conservancy in Alabama’s Executive Director Roger W. Mangham, photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now

Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of January 27.

This past week, I sat down for lunch with the Nature Conservancy in Alabama‘s Executive Director Roger W. Mangham.  When you get a chance, check out TNC’s work.

TNC is doing incredible work on Alabama’s coast, in Birmingham’s urban forests and communities and in places like the Paint Rock watershed in Northeast Alabama. I particularly like the work they do to restore habitat using fire. As your see in this video Bham Now shot last year, Roger is a true “hands on director.”

Keep up the good work The Nature Conservancy in Alabama!

Enjoy this week’s news and events!

News

Bham Now – Once in a Super Blue Blood Moon Birmingham?

Bham Now – B-Active seeks your input from cyclists throughout the Birmingham area

Bham Now – Lovers leap into nature at Red Mountain Park

Bham Now – Mark your calendars: Two important Birmingham sustainability and bike-friendly events on Tuesday

WIAT CBS 42 – Residents plead with ADEM to deny Big Sky permit

WSFA NBC 12 – $6.3 million in grants awarded to multiple AL cities, towns, and counties

WVTM NBC 13 – Controversial Adamsville landfill could have permit revoked

Constitution Center – Supreme Court hops into endangered frog habitat dispute

Events
Visit Bham Now’s complete calendar.

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

Wild South – Winter Warmer Weekend – January 26-27

Friends of Shades Creek – Salamander Festival from Friends of Shades Creek – January 27

Ruffner Mountain – Wildlife Upclose – January 28

Longleaf pine forest

Cahaba River Society – Cahaba River Society Annual Meeting – February 1

Ruffner Mountain – Music with Ms Meg – February 3

Alabama Cup Races – Locust Fork Invitational – February 3

Alabama Wildlife Federation – Critter Crawl – February 10

Alabama Wildlife Center – Wild About Chocolate 2018 – February 10

Friends of Turkey Creek – Birmingham Mineral Railroad Presentation at Friends of Turkey Creek Nature Preserve’s meeting – February 13

Birmingham Zoo – Woo at the Zoo – February 14

Birmingham Zoo – Great Backyard Bird Count – February 17

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

Alabama Cup Races – Mulberry Fork Canoe and Kayak Races – March 3

Cahaba River Society – Water To Wine Tonya Jones SalonSpa Earth Month Fundraiser for Cahaba River Society – March 15

Prescribed fire in Bibb County

Red Mountain Park – Red Mountain Park Restoration Run – March 17

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

Black Warrior Riverkeeper – 7th Annual AirWave BLOCK PARTY – March 24

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

Birmingham Botanical Gardens – Spring Plant Sale – April 12-15

Red Mountain Park – eCO CU Foundation 3rd Annual Charity Trail Run – April 14

Birmingham Audubon – Coastal Bird Banding at Ft. Morgan – April 17-21

Birmingham Botanical Gardens – Earth Day at the Gardens – April 21

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

Alabama Wildlife Federation  2018 Calendar of Events

Wild South 2018 Events Calendar 

Alabama Wildlife Center  2018 Events Calendar

Discovering Alabama Broadcast Schedule 

Birmingham Zoo  2018 Calendar of Events

Birmingham Audubon Society  Upcoming Events

Sierra Club Alabama Chapter  Meetings and Hikes –

Fresh Air Family  2018 Calendar

Alabama Birding Trails Calendar

Little River Canyon Center  2018 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.