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

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Vulcan Materials’ volunteers at Ruffner Mountain. Photo courtesy of Ruffner Mountain.

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

This has been an exciting past two weeks when it comes to building trails, greenhouses and plans for a pavilion.

Red Mountain Park, Turkey Creek Nature Preserve and Ruffner Mountain each had stories about adding special amenities to their preserves.

Here are the photos:

Turkey Creek
Rendering of the Turkey Creek Nature Preserve Pavilion. Photo from the Southern Environmental Center.
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Building the Ruffner Mountain Greenhouse. Photo courtesy of Ruffner Mountain.
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Red Mountain Park’s Butler Snow Sensory Trail. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

We can’t wait to see the new additions.

Check out their stories, and remember these are special treasures in our community. Please consider supporting them!


Bham Now – Providing access to nature, Red Mountain Park opens Butler Snow Sensory Trail

Bham Now – 3 things you need to know about Ruffner Mountain’s newly renovated greenhouse

Bham Now – Turkey Creek Nature Preserve, the crown jewel of Alabama’s Forever Wild Program needs your help

Bham Now – UAB professor and explorer James McClintock recognized globally for efforts in Antarctica

Bham Now – Freshwater Land Trust ‘Too Hot to Hike’ tour explored three trails last Saturday, including the High Ore Line Trail

Photo from Ruffner Mountain

Turkey Creek Nature Preserve – Class to Build a Boat for July 21st Festival…Float Your Boat! – July 1
Alabama Outdoors – Party on the Porch – benefiting Black Warrior Riverkeeper – July 6
Ruffner Mountain – Frogs for Families – July 7
Coosa Riverkeeper – Watering Hole Series: Sky Castle – July 11
Southern Environmental Center – Figs and Rosemary at Rojo – July 12
Alabama Rivers Alliance – Defend Our Rivers Paddle – July 14

Coosa Riverkeeper- Watering Hole Series: Farm Burger – July 17
Birmingham Audubon – Summer Birds & Brews at Ghost Train Brewing Co. – July 19

Ruffner Mountain
Hiking at Ruffner Mountain – image via

Turkey Creek – Float Your Boat Summer Festival – July 21
Ruffner Mountain – Night Festival – July 21
Coosa Riverkeeper – Watering Hole Series: Rojo – July 31
Alabama Rivers Alliance – Southern Exposure Film Fellowship Premiere Screening at Altamont School – September 13
Cahaba River Society – Cahaba River Frydown 2018 – September 30
Wild South – Wild South Movie Nights

Regularly visit Bham Now’s Event Calendar to get the latest on nature events in and around Birmingham!

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Calendar of Events

Alabama Wildlife Federation – Schedule
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

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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