Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of March 16, 2018

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Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of March 16.

This week, Bham Now profiled a great new project in the story Brake for turtles Birmingham! called the Urban Turtle Project.

The following poster caught our attention about turtles and this new project:

Graphic released by the Urban Turtle Project here in Birmingham

Very informative and important info.

Give them a “like” on Facebook and follow them.

Now onto the news!


Bham Now – Alabama Scenic River Trail to add three campsites in Shelby County

Bham Now – Birmingham Roebuck Springs habitat for the endangered Watercress darter to be restored

Bham Now – Brake for turtles Birmingham!

Bham Now – Enjoy a visual tour of Cahaba lilies, Red Mountain Park, Forever Wild and the Swim Club

Bham Now – Don’t miss AirWave, Birmingham’s ultimate block party for clean water

WBRC FOX 6 – $3.3M settlement reached in claims against Colonial Pipeline after fatal 2016 explosion in Shelby Co.

The Guardian – ‘On a hot day, it’s horrific’: Alabama kicks up a stink over shipments of New York poo

WIAT CBS 42 – Coosa Riverkeeper concerned about contaminated groundwater near Alabama Power plant

The Abbey – Charles Scribner : Care of Creation in Light of the Gospel


Visit Bham Now’s complete calendar.

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

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

Ruffner Mountain – Creature Feature – March 18

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vermilion darter, Etheostoma chermocki, Joseph Tomelleri

Coosa Riverkeeper – Farm Burger for Coosa Riverkeeper – March 19

BUTS – Birmingham Ultra Trail Society Tuesday Night Trails – March 20

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

Wild South – Indian Tomb Hollow Hike in the Bankhead National Forest – March 24

Birmingham Botanical Gardens – Introduction to the History of Global Gardening – March 24

Cahaba River Society – Mystic Garden Earth Month Fashion Show – March 25

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

Ruffner Mountain
Hiking at Ruffner Mountain – image via

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

GASP – Environmental Justice Town Hall – April 12

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

Southern Environmental Center – Darter Festival  2018 – April 15

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Rush Darter – photo via Turkey Creek Nature Preserve

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

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

Alabama Environmental Council – Green Tie Affair – April 20

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

Bessemer – City of Bessemer Hazardous Waste Collection Day – April 21

Red Mountain Park – Earth Day Celebration – April 22

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

Cahaba River Society – Aveda Earth Month Party – April 24

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

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

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Ruby-throated hummingbird

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 

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.
Pat Byington
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.

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