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

great blue heron greg harber Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of October 6, 2018
Photo by Greg Harber

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

This month, there are two great opportunities to learn about the world around us.

On October 18th at the Cahaba Brewery, the Bham Now BOLD Series will be hosting UAB professor and National Geographic explorer Sarah Parcak. Winner of the TED Prize, proceeds from the event will benefit Parcak’s GlobalXplorer initiative. Tickets are limited and they are going fast. Added bonus, for the price of the $20 ticket you not only get to see Parcak, you get a beer from Cahaba Brewing Company and tacos from Taco Mama.  Register today.

Also on tap for October, the Alabama Rivers Alliance and Alabama Environmental Council are once again holding the  Wild and Scenic Film Festival.  Spend Sunday, October 21, binge watching the finest conservation films of 2018.

Here is a sample.

Now onto the news!


Bham Now – Scenes from the Cahaba River Society 9th Annual Fry-Down at Railroad Park

Bham Now – Don’t miss 4 guided hikes led by Birmingham conservation groups in October, including Red Mountain Park

Bham Now – Feed Hummingbirds for their Winter trip . . . and encourage them to come back next Spring

Living 280 – Alabama Wildlife Center announces ribbon cutting date for bald eagle enclosure

Courier Journal – Foundation Will Be a Boost For Alabama’s Parks

Lagniappe – Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest now taking entries

Alabama DCNR  – Black Bear Sightings Continue to Increase

Forever Wild
Pitcher plants in Grand Bay Savanna. Photo by Eric Soehren.


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

Birmingham Audubon – Swift Night #3 – October 6

Freshwater Land Trust – Endangered Species Tour 2018 – October 12

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

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

Birmingham Alabama
Golden Alexander – native host plant for the black swallowtail

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

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

Spicebush Swallowtail – from the Alabama Butterfly Atlas

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

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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