Citizen scientists found several kinds of turtles in Valley Creek. They were measured, tagged, and released back into Valley Creek. Photo from the Urban Turtle Project public Facebook page.
Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of May 20.
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Sitting amongst Cahaba lilies. Photo courtesy of the Cahaba River Society.
Here is an idea for your bucket list. Visit the
Cahaba Lilies (here are the directions). Bring a friend, loved one or family member and take a selfie sitting amongst the lilies.
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Photo via @LouAllenFarms on Facebook
Slather on the sunscreen and pack a cooler of drinks and snacks. U-pick strawberry season is still in full gear in Alabama for the month of May. Bham Now has the scoop on the strawberry farms within reasonable driving distance of Birmingham. Plus, we’ve got a sneak peek of u-pick options for June right here in Jefferson County.
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Stripe-necked musk turtle from a tributary of the Cahaba. Photo courtesy of the Urban Turtle Project.
Citizen scientists are convening throughout Birmingham this weekend to study the Magic City’s urban turtle population.
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Photo by Jonathan William Fordham from Outdoor Alabama Flickr
hunters and anglers in Alabama have paid for nearly all of the state’s wildlife and conservation programs through hunting and fishing licence fees and excise taxes on their equipment. As a result, deer and wild turkey, once very rare in Alabama are now abundant. The state’s lakes have become a mecca for sport fishing.
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The Altamont School’s Abby Lee . Photo courtesy of The Altamont School.
Can one person change the future of seven billion?
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Alabama State Lake opening in the 1960s. Photo courtesy of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Eighty plus years ago, the
Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, previously called Game and Fish Division, began a program to bring back deer and wild turkey from the brink of extinction. Now, deer and turkey are abundant.
Continue reading “Who pays for conservation in Alabama? You won’t believe the answer.”
Screenshot from Outdoors Alabama video profiling the the Alabama Biodiversity Center
Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of May 5.
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Alabama Water Watch volunteers. Photo courtesy of the Alabama Water Watch.
This week, Alabama water protection groups renewed their call for comprehensive rules establishing minimum standards of public notification when sewage spills occur.
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Ribbon cutting at the new Kiwanis Centennial Park, an expansion to Vulcan Park and Museum
This week, the
Green Resource Center for Alabama released their annual 2017 Green Progress Report, the only resource of its kind documenting our state’s wide range of green and sustainable projects and initiatives.
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Photo of Birmingham Audubon’s Greg Harber. Photo courtesy of Birmingham Audubon.
This week, the
Birmingham Audubon Society presented beloved birder and tireless conservationist Greg Harber with their inaugural Yellowhammer Award.
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Deer restocking in the 1950s. Photo courtesy of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Completing a course in Alabama history is a requirement for every fourth grade student in the state. From Native American settlements to rockets manufactured in Huntsville that propelled men and women into space, there is much to learn from our history. However, one historical fact is routinely omitted. It is one of the greatest conservation stories never told. How hunters brought back wildlife in Alabama.
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Via- Bruno Event Team
Springtime in the south: the crack of the bat, the roar of the crowd and the smell of hot dogs in the air. What could be more American than baseball and the SEC ?
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Photo credit: NASA.gov
Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of April 21.
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