Sandhill Crane at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge – Photo by George Lee
The show must go on! This weekend, despite the federal government shutdown, the
2019 Festival of the Cranes at the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge and at locations in and around Decatur, Alabama is ON!
Continue reading “Despite federal shutdown, the 2019 Festival of the Cranes at Wheeler NWR is ON (Photos)” Cahaba Brewing Company Goodwill Game Night holding Rock’em Sock’em tournament benefiting Birmingham Audubon. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now
Let’s get ready to rumble Birmingham!
Every Wednesday during the month of January, the
Cahaba Brewing Company will be holding Goodwill Game Nights benefiting Birmingham Audubon.
Continue reading “Birmingham Audubon and Cahaba Brewing launch Goodwill Game Nights with Rock’em Sock’em” Nelson Brooke, Black Warrior Riverkeeper since 2004. Photo from Black Warrior Riverkeeper Facebook page.
This week, Black Warrior Riverkeeper, Nelson Brooke, was featured in
Field & Stream, one of the nation’s oldest and most respected popular publications on outdoor life.
Continue reading “Black Warrior Riverkeeper Nelson Brooke featured in Field & Stream” Jacksonville State University tornado damage. Photo by Pete Conroy
Birmingham and North-Central Alabama weather in 2018 had a little bit of everything… hail, tornadoes, a heat wave and year-ending flash floods.
Continue reading “Year in review: Top 2018 weather stories in Birmingham and North-Central Alabama” Sand hill crane at the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, photo by David Frings, December 9, 2017
As the Federal government shutdown enters its second week, one of the hardest hit federal government programs in Alabama are the
National Wildlife Refuges and National Park units.
Continue reading “What is the impact of the government shutdown on Alabama’s National Parks and National Wildlife Refuges?” Little River Falls – January 3, 2017 – Photo by: Steve White
For a while on Thursday night into Friday morning (December 27-28), it seemed like the heavy rains drenching North-Central Alabama were not going stop.
Continue reading “Checkout videos of waterfalls overflowing from heavy rains across Alabama” Recycling truck at the Alabama Environmental Council
For the first time in four decades, there will not be an
Alabama Environmental Council Recycling Center to drop-off all your Christmas gift wrapping and boxes.
Have no fear, there are a few additional options in the Birmingham area to recycle paper, boxes and
of course Christmas trees.
Continue reading “Where can you recycle your gift wrapping, boxes and Christmas tree in Birmingham?” Greg Harber riding through Railroad Park. Photo from the Le Tour de Ham Facebook page
Commute Smart records, UAB employee Greg Harber bicycled or walked everyday to work and back home in 2018. Since 2013, he has only driven a car twice to work.
Continue reading “UAB’s Greg Harber has bicycled to work everyday since 2013. See how much money he saved” Photo by: Boris Datnow – Hoover, Alabama
Sky-gazers are giddy today, December 21, 2018, because there are three “cosmic” events happening almost simultaneously – a cold moon, the Ursid meteor shower and the longest night (winter solstice) of the year.
Continue reading “Rare full moon tomorrow comes one day after solstice. Clear skies expected in Birmingham” Screenshot of the Freshwater Information Network website called “Facebook for Fish.”
Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute has launched a new online database of scientific records and photos of more than 400 native fishes. Described by the Institute as a “ Facebook for Fish,” this resource is now available to scientists, students and the general public.
Continue reading “Discover “Facebook for Fish” featuring the Black Warrior, Cahaba, Coosa and Mobile watersheds” Fallen tree destroys the Turkey Creek Nature Preserve greenhouse. Photo by Charles Yeager
As a result of heavy rainfall on Saturday and subsequent late night storms that hit Central Alabama, a tree was uprooted at the
Turkey Creek Nature Preserve destroying the nature center’s recently constructed greenhouse.
Continue reading “Storm destroys Turkey Creek Nature Preserve greenhouse. Learn how you can help bring it back” Christmas tree abandoned in front of the Claridge in front of Hanover Circle in Southside Birmingham
Last week, the
Alabama Environmental Council released a list of Christmas tree recycling drop-off sites throughout Alabama.
Continue reading “Alabama Environmental Council has released its statewide Christmas tree recycling drop-off list” Photo of the newly named reticulate siren. Photo by Pierson Hill via Facebook
Yesterday, salamander enthusiasts, herpetologists and nature lovers around the world were
introduced to a new species of salamander found only in Alabama and Florida – the Reticulated Siren.
Continue reading “Meet the Reticulated Siren, Alabama’s newest salamander, one of the biggest amphibians in the world” Photo from the Alabama Wildlife Center Facebook page
Starting this morning, Monday, December 3rd at 11:30 with an Alabama Rivers Alliance Legislative Lunch and Learn conference call, the first half of December will be filled with educational and fun conservation events in and around Birmingham.
Continue reading “5 important conservation events in Birmingham during the first half of December”