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.
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.
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.