Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of September 22, 2018

Birmingham Alabama
Birmingham Alabama
Ecoscape at Birmingham Southern College – Photo by Pat Byington

Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of September 22.

Buckle up Birmingham. Over the next month, there are several fantastic events.

Love a great fish fry – Fry Down

Have a “Sweet tooth?” – Southern Environmental Center’s Sweet Birmingham

Here comes the Sun? Solar Homes tour in Blount County

And pass the popcorn – the Wild and Scenic Film Festival.

Mark your calendars, celebrate the Fall and Alabama’s natural wonders!

Seven Springs Ecoscape at the Faith Apostolic Church in Powderly. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

News

Bham Now – 5 reasons to attend the upcoming Cahaba River Society Fry-Down at Railroad Park on September 30

Bham Now – Explore Alabama’s natural wonders. Register today for The Alabama Beta, the state’s first 48 hour adventure race benefiting local conservation efforts

Bham Now – Learn how to become a bird-watcher, join field trips and support our avian friends in Birmingham

Bham Now – Can you paddle the entire 650 mile Alabama Scenic River Trail? Meet two men who are making the journey

Bham Now – Sneak peek: 4 trailers from the 2018 SOUTHERN EXPOSURE Film series by the Alabama Rivers Alliance. Premiere is at Altamont School on Thursday, September 13

Bham Now – Red Mountain Park’s new director T.C. McLemore is hiking 30 miles, for 30 new members on his 30th birthday on Labor Day

Events

The Fry Team from the Girl Scouts of North Central Alabama prepares for the 2016 Fry-Down. They will return this year for the third year in a row. Photo courtesy of Cahaba River Society.

Red Mountain Park – Native Wildlife Show – September 23

Cahaba Riverkeeper – Cahaba Riverkeeper 10th Year Anniversary Celebration – September 28

Birmingham Audubon – Audubon Bird Count – September 29

Cahaba River Society – Cahaba River Frydown 2018 – September 30

Southern Environmental Center – Sweet Birmingham – October 5

North Birmingham
North Birmingham Ecoscape Rooster on 30th Avenue North, photo by Pat Byington

Friends of Locust Fork – 26th Annual 2018 Solar Homes Tour in Blount County, Alabama – October 6

Birmingham Audubon – Swift Night #3 – October 6

Bham Now – Bham Now BOLD Speaker Series – Dr. Sarah Parcak – GlobalXplorer – October 18

Birmingham Botanical Gardens- Fall Plant Sale – October 20-21

Alabama Rivers Alliance – Wild and Scenic Film Festival – October 21

Camp McDowell – Family Farm to Table – November 16-18

Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network – ASAN – 2018 Food & Farm Forum – December 7

Wild South – Wild South Movie Nights

Birmingham
Fall at Little River Canyon, photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now

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

Organizational Calendars

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

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.