Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of April 14, 2018

Watercress darter

Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of April 14.

It is Earth Week in the Magic City!  There are an abundance of event on tap this weekend and throughout the week.

A few of our favorites?

This Sunday, if you love and want to support  Birmingham’s rare vermilion, rush and watercress darters – this is the event for you! Found nowhere in the world these fish are small and beautiful.  Raise a glass and celebrate all day at Cahaba Brewing on Sunday!

Another favorite – the Alabama Environmental Council’s Green Tie Affair on April 20th. One of the longest running fundraisers in Birmingham, proceeds go toward operating the state’s largest and oldest nonprofit recycling center. Other events on Earth Day weekend?

Alabama Environmental Council’s Green Tie Affair

Birmingham Botanical Gardens – Earth Day at the Gardens – April 21
Black Warrior Riverkeeper – Earthbound Earthfest  – April 21
Red Mountain Park – Earth Day Celebration – April 22

Get ready for a fun-filled celebrations!

Now onto the news and events.


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

Business Wire – Alabama Canoe Trails’ Website Wins Gold in International Competition

Montgomery Advertiser – Poo Poo choo-choo causes Eww!

Shelby County Reporter – Venomous or not: Which snakes can be found in your back yard?

Center for Biological Diversity – Lawsuit Launched to Speed Habitat Protection for Threatened Alabama Fish

Indigo snake – photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now

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

National Water Dance at Jemison Park – April 14

 Southern Environmental Center – Darter Festival  2018 – April 15

Alabama Environmental Council – Green Drinks at Avondale Brewery – April 17

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

Birmingham Audubon
A photos from the 2016 Audubon Photography exhibit

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 – Green Tie Affair – April 20

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

Black Warrior Riverkeeper – Earthbound Earthfest  at Avondale Brewery– April 21

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

 Red Mountain Park – Earth Day Celebration – April 22
Graphic from Red Mountain Park


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

Eurasian eagle -Owl

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 

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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