I always liked the slogan, Think Globally, Act Locally.
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Still in search of that perfect New Year’s Resolution for 2020? How about taking up a new hobby, spending more time outside, and meeting a wonderful community of people?
If this sounds right up your alley, find it all at Saturdays in the Gardens with the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens.Continue reading “5 new plant skills you can learn this winter+spring, including caring for houseplants”
Excuse me while I geek out about Alabama geology but there was a major discovery in southern Alabama. Scientists found a new species of fossil shark! You’ll be able to check out this new discovery for yourself at McWane Science Center in early 2020.Continue reading “Meet the new ancient shark species found in southern Alabama”
The holiday season is nearing its end, which means it will soon be time to say so long to that once magical Christmas tree. How do you dispose of natural Christmas trees? Unfortunately, you can’t replant it, but you can recycle it! Here’s how and where around Birmingham.Continue reading “Recycle your Christmas tree, Birmingham! Here’s how.”
Ok, the family just ripped into all those packages on Christmas morning. There are ribbons, wrapping paper and boxes thrown all over the living room around the Christmas tree.
Did you know that Julia Tutwiler, one of the most famous women in Alabama history, discovered a native plant found nowhere else on earth?
If you lived in the Birmingham area during 2011 like me, then you probably remember the tornadoes that destroyed much of Alabama that spring. To this day, many affected areas are still getting back on their feet, one of these being Pratt City.
Now, after eight years of construction, a new park in Pratt City just recently opened, titled One Pratt Park. Want to learn more about this new outdoor space? Here are three reasons to get excited about Pratt City’s new park.Continue reading “Pratt City has a new park! 3 reasons why this is a win for the Birmingham community”
Blaze, the UAB baby robin that captured the hearts of bird lovers throughout Birmingham, passed away earlier this week.
Continue reading “Sad news. History making UAB baby robin “Blaze” has died. Here is how you can remember her.”
We all know litter is bad for the environment, yet it continues to be a problem. Last week, Freshwater Land Trust, Osprey Initiative, River Network and the City of Birmingham installed a “Litter Gitter” in Valley Creek to help with the issue.Continue reading “Freshwater Land Trust installs “Litter Gitter” at Valley Creek”
“They know what to do.”
That’s how John Manion, curator of the Kaul Wildflower Garden at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, explains why native plants are important for our gardens and natural landscapes in Birmingham.
This holiday season, do some good with your gift-giving! Birmingham Botanical Gardens, which is open sunrise to sunset every day of the year, is a local treasure. Here are 3 ways you can give the gift of the Gardens this year.Continue reading “Your gifts can bring good to a Birmingham treasure—here’s how.”
The first ever confirmed baby American robin born in Alabama during the month of November, successfully left its nest on December 8th.