Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of March 24, 2018

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Ruffner Mountain
Hiking at Ruffner Mountain – image via www.ruffnermountain.org

Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of March 24.

Spring Break!!

Forget the beach.  This week, get outdoors and explore Birmingham’s natural wonders with the kids, friends and family for Spring Break.

Suggestions?

Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve
Turkey Creek Nature Preserve
Red Mountain Park
Oak Mountain State Park
Tannehill Historical State Park
Moss Rock Preserve
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Red Rock Trail System

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Photo via alapark.com

This is just a start. Check out out all the rules before you go. Other good news – they are all free except for a nominal fee at the State Parks.

News

Bham Now – Kiwanis Centennial Park expansion to Vulcan Park and Museum revealed

Bham Now – Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens Spring Plant Sale is about giving back

Alabama Newscenter http://alabamanewscenter.com/2018/03/16/prescribed-burns-aid-restoration-longleaf-pine-forests/

al.com – Alabama’s proposed coal ash plan has too many loopholes, critics say

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Dogs love parks two Via – Red Mountain Park facebook
Events
Visit Bham Now’s complete calendar.

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

Kiwanis Birmingham
Walkers on the Kiwanis Vulcan Trail

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

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

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

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Oak Mountian State Park. Via – Pinterest.

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

Wild South –Outdoor Gear Yard Sale – 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

Via- Avondale Park Facebook

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.