Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of March 30, 2018

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Photo courtesy of Freshwater Land Trust

Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of March 30.

Check out this week’s news and events from darters to trails.

News

Bham Now – Governor Ivey and UAB support Alabama’s turtles

Bham Now – Moss Rock Preserve and Shades Creek Greenway added to the Alabama Birding Trails

Bham Now – Birmingham’s ultimate bucket list, the Red Rock Trail System

Bham Now – Celebrate and support the rarest fishes on Planet Earth at Darter Festival 2018

The Altamont School
“Darter Fish Sticks” by students from Casey Gillespie’s art class at The Altamont School. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Courier Journal – Alabama Leads Way with Artificial Reef Program

al.com – Mobile Baykeeper: Coal ash endangers ‘America’s Amazon,’ Mobile-Tensaw Delta

Mother Jones – How the EPA Abandoned This Polluted Town

Alabama Newscenter – LEGO sculptures connect the public with nature at Huntsville Botanical Garden

Rotary Trail – Photo courtesy of Freshwater Land Trust
Events
Visit Bham Now’s complete calendar.

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

Vermilion darter Birmingham Alabama
Vermilion Darter, one of the rarest darters in the world can only be found in Jefferson County’s Turkey Creek

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

Kiwanis Vulcan Trail

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

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

Cahaba River Society – Cahaba Ramble – June 9

 

State parks, little river
Kayaker on Little River

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.