Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of March 2, 2018

Alabama Trees
Alabama Champion Oak
Photo by Mike Hardig, Quercus muehlenbergii Lauderdale Co., Rogersville, 30’ south of Blue Loop Trail.

Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of March 2.

Last week was Arbor Week in Alabama.  In celebration of our trees, this edition of Bham Now’s Nature Roundup will include several photos of trees provided to us by our readers.

Enjoy! And remember everyday is Arbor Day!

Alabama Trees
Photo by Mike Hardig, Quercus geminata Mobile Co., Mobile, front yard of house at 4960 Moffett Rd.
News

Bham Now – Birmingham Southern College transforming beloved planetarium into first of its kind GeoDome

Bham Now – Social media campaign helped defeat anti-Forever Wild bill

Bham Now – “I speak for the trees.” Celebrating Arbor Week with tree photos submitted by Bham Now readers

Alabama Newscenter – Alabama Power, Renew Our Rivers volunteers focus on stewardship, conservation this spring

Shelby County Reporter – PROFILE: Cahaba Riverkeeper protects river’s future

WVTM NBC 13 – Rare Yellow Cardinal found in Shelby County

Events
Visit Bham Now’s complete calendar.

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

Coosa Riverkeeper – Redeye Bass Slam 2018 Kickoff Event at Cahaba Brewing – March 3

Cahaba Brewing – Goodwill Wednesday supporting Turkey Creek Nature Preserve – March 14

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

The Abbey – Care of Creation with Black Warrior Riverkeeper Charles Scribner – March 15

Trees of Alabama
Springs Gathering Tree

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

Ruffner Mountain – Spring Native Plant Sale – April 7

Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce – Shades Creek Fest – April 7

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

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

Southern Environmental Center – Darter Festival  2018 – April 15

Bald Cypress
Photo from Mike Hardig, Alabama Champion Bald Cypress

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

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

Freshwater Land Trust – Sunday Hike Series: Wildwood Wildflower Preserve – April 29

Birmingham Audubon – Birmingham Audubon Mountain Workshop – May 10-13

Cahaba River Society – Guided Canoe Trip to the Cahaba lilies – May 13

Cahaba River Society – Cahaba Ramble – June 9

Alabama Wildlife Federation  2018 Calendar of Events

Wild South 2018 Events Calendar 

Alabama Wildlife Center  2018 Events Calendar

Discovering Alabama Broadcast Schedule 

Alabama Trees
Photo by Mike Hardig of the Constitution Oak (Q. virginiana) in Geneva County’s Fowler Park.
See the story of the Constitution Oak @ https://www.cityofgeneva.com/oak

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.