Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of April 6, 2018

Plant Sale
Members of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens”Herb Army”. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of April 6.

We should call this week PLANT SALE WEEK!  Our good friends at Ruffner Mountain and the Birmingham Botanical Gardens are both holding their Spring Plant Sales.

Gather all the details here:

Ruffner Mountain – Spring Native Plant Sale – April 7
Birmingham Botanical Gardens – Spring Plant Sale – April 12-15Friends of

Birmingham Botanical Gardens Spring Plant Sale is about giving back

Proceeds from the sales benefit each respective organization (the Ruffner sale also benefits Turkey Creek Nature Preserve).

Don’t miss out!!

Now onto the news and events.

Zizia aurea the Birmingham Botanical Garden’s Native Plant group’s featured plant for 2018 Spring Plant Sale. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

Bham Now – April is Earth Month in Birmingham. Check out our tip sheet

Bham Now – Don’t miss Birmingham’s air quality forecasts. Signup today!

Bham Now – 4 Birmingham gardens; perfect way to celebrate the start of spring

WAFF 48 – A train filled with human feces has sat for months in an Alabama town. And summer is coming.

WBRC FOX 6 – Jeh Jeh Live: Ruffner Mountain Native Plant Sale

WBRC FOX 6 – Jeh Jeh Live: Exercise Monday – Freshwater Land Trust

Freshwater Land Trust
Jemison Trail – photo from Freshwater Land Trust
Visit Bham Now’s complete calendar.

Alabama Outdoors – April Party on the Porch Benefiting Freshwater Land Trust – April 6

Ruffner Mountain – Spring Native Plant Sale – April 7

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

Alabama Rivers Alliance – 10% Tuesday at ROJO – April 10

Birmingham Audubon – Urban Turtle Project Volunteer Training – April 10

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

GASP – Environmental Justice Town Hall – April 12


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Dogs love parks two Via – Red Mountain Park facebook

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 Rivers Alliance – 5% Giving Day at Whole Foods benefiting Alabama Rivers Alliance!

Alabama Environmental Council’s Green Tie Affair

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

Audubon Mountain Workshop 2014

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

Cahaba River Society – Cahaba Ramble – June 9


Wild South – Wild South Movie Nights

Alabama Wildlife Federation  2018 Calendar of Events

Wild South 2018 Events Calendar 

Alabama Wildlife Center  2018 Events Calendar

 Discovering Alabama Broadcast Schedule 


Photo courtesy of Birmingham Audubon

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.
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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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