Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of July 13.
In 1992, Alabama had the least amount of public land set aside for conservation and wildlife in the South. The state of Alabama had no plan or programs to expand parks, nature preserves and wildlife areas. For more than a century, Alabama attempted to preserve and protect our natural treasures. It was crumbling and disappearing. Twenty-six years ago the people of Alabama changed that trend through the establishment of the Forever Wild program.
On June 28th, the state of Alabama experienced a rare long lived wind storm blowing down numerous venerable trees in and around the Magic City, including one at the Avondale Park Amphitheater.
Over the next two weekends, three important “can’t miss” July outdoor conservation events have been scheduled by the Alabama Rivers Alliance, Friends of Turkey Creek Nature Preserve and Ruffner Mountain.
We asked three vets for their best advice on how to keep your pet safe in the summer heat. These are eight top tips from Birmingham veterinarians for keeping your animal friends cool, complete with photos of the Bham Now team’s adorable pets! Continue reading “8 top tips from Birmingham veterinarians on how to keep your pet safe in the summer heat”
Alabama’s most eco-friendly convenience store, just got greener with the installation of a state of the art solar powered energy system by Birmingham-based Eagle Solar and Light.
Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of June 30.
Today, Red Mountain Park held a ribbon cutting at its new Butler Snow Sensory Trail located on the grounds of the 1500 acre nature preserve.
It is a simple idea. Renovate a greenhouse. The project started in the fall of 2017 and culminated this spring at Ruffner Mountain. Find out why the improved greenhouse is important for the preserve and for Birmingham.
Located just 15 miles outside the Birmingham city limits, Turkey Creek Nature Preserve in Pinson is widely regarded as the crown jewel of Alabama’s Forever Wild program.
Did you catch us this past Saturday at SliceFest? If you missed it, you missed out! Here are our favorite shots from the Slice Pizza and Brewhouse festival: Continue reading “Shots from 7th annual SliceFest at Lakeview (photo gallery)”
Has there ever been a more appropriately named fundraising event than this past Saturday’s Freshwater Land Trust Too Hot to Hike: A Beer and Bus Tour of the Red Rock Trail? With temps in the low 90s and stifling humidity, the air conditioning and beer on the bus made for a pleasant afternoon that was educational and fun.
According to the UAB Reporter, UAB professor James McClintock has been named the inaugural recipient of the 2018 SCAR Medal for Education and Communication. Awarded by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), the honor recognizes McClintock’s decades-long educational efforts emphasizing Antarctic climate change and impacts on marine biology.
Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of June 16.
Are your kids ready for ATVs? Here are three things to know about operating ATVs from Children’s of Alabama: