The Nature Conservancy (TNC) of Alabama’s urban conservation program in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Birmingham was featured in the Huffington Post this weekend.
According to the Birmingham Museum of Art, today is Albert Bierstadt’s 187th birthday. The BMA is home to Bierstadt’s stunningly beautiful painting, “Looking Down Yosemite Valley, California.”
Part of the permanent collection at the Museum, the painting is on a 64″ tall by 96 1/4″ wide canvas with a heavy walnut frame.
A national treasure, Bierstadt’s painting in Birmingham is a “must see” on every visit to the BMA.
On the 12th day of Christmas, my true love gave to Birmingham…. the Epiphany winter storm of 2017.
Who will win the National Championship game between Alabama and Clemson on Monday night?
The verdict is in. The experts have chosen Clemson. The computers pick Alabama.
Yesterday, Bham Now traveled downtown to check out how Urban Standard was doing after their fire on Thursday morning.
The street in front of the popular and iconic coffeehouse on 2nd Avenue North had 3 bright green SERVPRO trucks parked alongside the entrance. The doors were locked, but you could see SERVPRO (a company that specializes in cleaning up and repairing water damage) employees working inside the coffeehouse through the windows.
Urban Standard has started posting updates on their Facebook page (below) and other social media outlets about the fire damage and their recovery efforts.
Here is a link to Urban Standard’s Facebook page for future updates.
Everyone is grateful no one was injured from the fire and we all eagerly await Urban Standard’s re-opening.
Are you ready for the snow?
Got milk? Bread? Are you prepared for the first snowstorm of 2017?
Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup January 5th edition sponsored by the JSU Little River Canyon Center!
There has been an outpouring of stories this week honoring the life of Alabama’s former Governor Albert Brewer, who passed away Monday at 88.
A truly remarkable person, Brewer was a champion for education, constitutional reform and good government. He founded the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama (PARCA), the most respected public policy organization in the state.
Big difference since October.
One of Alabama’s most cherished natural wonders, the Sipsey Wilderness, was established today, forty-two years ago, when President Gerald Ford signed the Eastern Wilderness Act into law on January 3rd, 1975.
Our friends at the JSU Little River Canyon Center held their first hike of 2017 within the Little River Canyon National Preserve on January 1st. It was a misty and chilly day, but up to 25 hikers started their year off right with a pleasant walk in the canyon.
One of Alabama’s most beloved biologist and co-author of the book Turtles of Alabama is Mark Bailey from Andalusia, Alabama.
Instead of ringing in 2017 the old fashioned way with fireworks and toasts of champagne, he posted a New Year’s Day video of Ornate Chorus Frogs and Tiger Salamanders “singing in” the New Year at a Conecuh National Forest swamp.
It’s an epidemic.
Travel around your neighborhood, for just five minutes, and you will find abandoned Christmas trees carelessly tossed out in the streets, alleys, and next to dumpsters with no intention to be picked up. In fact, sometimes you can find discarded trees with Christmas lights still wrapped around the tree.