This weekend, Alabama Wildlife Center Executive Director Doug Adair authored a strong op-ed supporting Constitutional Amendment 2 – an amendment that will protect and permanently fund Alabama’s State Parks.
At Bham Now, we are beginning a new weekly feature to keep our readers up to date and informed about the outdoors. Every Friday, we will be publishing nature stories, articles and events that have appeared in various media outlets and websites throughout Alabama
We also want your assistance. In the coming weeks, if you see a nature/outdoor story or event that looks interesting, feel free to send that link to Pat@BhamNow.com .
So let’s begin.
Rattlesnakes, earthquakes, wacky animals and bugs.
If you are curious about nature and the world around you, drop by the Homewood Public Library on Sunday, October 9th, between 2:00 to 4:00 to meet highly acclaimed Alabama children nature writer Heather Montgomery for a public book signing.
Here comes the sun UAB.
This week, UAB announced that it is home to the largest solar energy system in the city of Birmingham. The solar panels are on top of it’s Campus Recreation Center which can be seen from Red Mountain and surrounding buildings.
The 100 panel solar system was installed by Birmingham-based Vulcan Solar Power.
Celebrate Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s 15th Anniversary this Friday 10/7 by attending Alabama Outdoors’s Party on the Porch !
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“Signs, signs everywhere a sign…” ~ Five Man Electrical Band
If you have been traveling throughout Birmingham, you’ve probably seen a few of these signs designating past locations of the Birmingham Mineral Railroad.
“The railroad is still with us. This is the undergirding history of Birmingham.” ~ James Lowery, Project Coordinator of the Historic Birmingham Mineral Railroad Signs Project.
Her plan: Launch in 2017 GlobalXplorer, the first of its kind online citizen science platform that will train an army of Indiana Jones global explorers.
Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair and Blount counties have been designated as extreme drought areas by the USDA’s U.S. Drought Monitor.
From our good friends at the Alabama Rivers Alliance – below is a list of events they are promoting in the month of October. Mark your calendars today, and bookmark the ARA Events calendar page.
October 7 – 9 – Cukorakko Music Festival, benefitting the Coosa Riverkeeper
October 7 – Party on the Porch at Alabama Outdoors, benefiting Black Warrior Riverkeeper
October 8 & 9 – Blount County Solar Home Tour
October 10 – ASAN’s Regional Food & Farms Forum at Kymulga Grist Mill in Childersburg
October 13 – Bay Bash benefiting Mobile Baykeeper
October 20 – ACF’s Connect to your Coast at Black Warrior Brewing Company
October 23 – Wild & Scenic Film Festival at Red Mountain Theatre Company Cabaret Theatre
October 28 – 30 – Alabama Chapter of the Sierra Club Annual Retreat
Birmingham Audubon’s Executive Director Suzanne Langley penned an op-ed for al.com last week in support of Constitutional Amendment 2. If enacted the amendment will protect and support permanent funding for Alabama’s State Parks
Last Friday, for the second time in 13 years, Alabama’s Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore has been removed from office.
We’ve all seen this before. The real question is…. Will Judge Moore use the latest chapter in his erratic judicial career as a springboard for a run at the governorship? Continue reading “Roy Moore – It’s deja vu all over again”
Tired of the Presidential Campaigns? Turned off on politics?
Well, here is one very good reason to vote on November 8th in Alabama.
Vote Yes on Constitutional Amendment 2 to protect Alabama State Parks funding.
Since 2012, $15 million has been transferred away (mostly guest fees) from our State Parks System causing a fiscal crisis. Constitutional Amendment 2 bans the transfer insuring that our State Parks are protected and permanently funded.
Checkout some of the new cool activities at Alabama’s State Parks.
Checkout the inspirational story told by Birmingham’s Woodlawn High School teacher Tashina Lee and her students. Turning vacant lots into natural spaces, the Woodlawn community is working with the Nature Conservancy of Alabama to “return Woodlawn back to it’s glory days.”
Birmingham will become the “Soccer Capital of the South” this weekend with 232 soccer teams from 7-8 different states participating in this year’s Birmingham Bash.
The annual Birmingham Bash Soccer Tournament hosted by the Birmingham United Soccer Association (BUSA) will take place October 1st and 2nd at 7 different venues in Shelby County and Southern Jefferson County.
Raise a glass! Happy 4th Anniversary Hop City!
Hop City turns 4 years old this week and they are going to celebrate in style. Here are the details:
On Sunday, October 2nd, noon to 8:00pm, Hop City will be celebrating with beer (of course), food, bands and kid friendly activities.