Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of March 9, 2018

Birmingham Alabama
Birmingham Alabama
Diana Fritillary- photo by Sara Bright

Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of March 9.

Before we get to the news and events of the week, we’d like to recommend visiting the Alabama Butterfly Atlas.  As temperatures slowly rise and Spring is upon us be on the lookout for Alabama’s glorious butterflies.

The butterfly atlas will open the world of butterflies to you and all your friends.



Bham Now – Expert: Birmingham can be the most walkable city in the South

Bham Now – Learn about Birmingham Audubon’s family friendly Mountain Workshop

Bham Now – A tour of Alabama’s mighty oak trees

WIAT CBS 42 – Train cars carrying human-waste appear in North Birmingham

Birmingham City Council – Birmingham City Council passes Complete Streets ordinance

Visit Bham Now’s complete calendar.

Freshwater Land Trust – Sunday Hike Series: High Ore Line Trail – March 11

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

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

Birmingham Alabama
Pipevine Swallowtail – photo by Sara Bright

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

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

Falcate Orangetip – photo from the Alabama Butterfly Atlas

Coosa Riverkeeper – Fly Fishing Film Tour benefiting Coosa Riverkeeper – April 19

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

GASP – Enviro Film Series: Before the Flood – April 24

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 

Spicebush Swallowtail – from the Alabama Butterfly Atlas

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.