Watch videos released about Birmingham Audubon, Freshwater Land Trust and Turkey Creek Nature Preserve

Screenshot of the recent Birmingham Audubon video about the W.E. Putnam Urban Farm

Over the past two months, videos about the work of the Birmingham Audubon Society, Freshwater Land Trust and the Turkey Creek Nature Preserve have been published on social media.

All three videos are wonderful descriptions of the important work these organizations are accomplishing in our community.

Take a few minutes today and learn about their work.

Birmingham Audubon

In this video we are introduced to Ansel Payne, the new Executive Director of Birmingham Audubon and the work the organization has been doing at Birmingham’s W.E. Putnam Middle School.  Also featured in the 3 minute film are Mayor Randall Woodfin (a graduate of the school) Claire Datnow, an Aububon member and prolific children’s nature writer and Kelly Baker, an instructor at the school and staffer at the Jones Valley Teaching Farm.

Birmingham Audubon. from Audubon.org on Vimeo.

Freshwater Land Trust

In October, the Freshwater Land Trust and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife hosted an all-day endangered species tour, highlighting six Jefferson County locations, stretching from Bessemer to Pinson, where endangered species have been protected. The Land Trust made this one minute video which includes seeing unclose the Vermillion darter, one the rarest fish on planet earth.

Turkey Creek Nature Preserve

This past weekend, the Turkey Creek Nature Center’s greenhouse was severely damaged by a tree falling on it.  The sale of Native plants from the nursery help fund many of the  educational programs at the Preserve.

To get a nice glimpse of the greenhouse and the work of the Nature Center, check out the following video produced by  Cahaba Environmental Center on their visit to Turkey Creek. It’s fun and highlights one of our favorite conservation leaders, Charles Yeager.

Got any more videos on social media to share?  Let us know!

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.