Parkside has been on the up-and-up for a while now. Just take a drive through the area and you’ll see cranes, construction and growth on every corner. Catch up on the latest happenings. PLUS check out Birmingham’s latest tech startup, launching from Parkside.Continue reading “Parkside is buzzing—check out the latest updates, including a new Birmingham startup”
Freshwater Land Trust announced some exciting news this week—the Jones Valley Trail along First Avenue South will soon connect downtown Birmingham to Avondale. Here’s the latest on the project.Continue reading “Connecting Birmingham: Jones Valley Trail to extend from downtown to Avondale”
Jefferson County residents are privy to a pretty unique perk, in addition to all the wonderful benefits that the area has to offer. One Birmingham company that’s been serving Central Alabama for almost 115 years helps make it happen. Check it out!Continue reading “A century-old Birmingham company provides an easy way for JeffCo residents to go green”
I always liked the slogan, Think Globally, Act Locally.
SponsoredContinue reading “Hike 26.3 miles + grant wishes. Be a Trailblazer with Make-A-Wish Alabama!”
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”