View from Cheaha State Park. Photo by Robin E Taylor-Cheaha State Park This land is your land, this land is my land… this land was made for you and me. ~excerpt of lyrics from Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land.”
Did you know that you, as a citizen of the state of Alabama, and nearly 5 million fellow Alabamians share ownership of more than 1.5 million acres of public land in our state?
Continue reading “Did you know that Alabama has the smallest percentage of public land in the South? Why it matters.” “My Heart through Art” at the Liz Lane Gallery in Homewood on Friday, February 8th, 5:30PM to 7:00PM. Photo from the Black Warrior Riverkeeper Facebook page
Forget flowers for Valentine’s Day. We just found the best place to purchase a gift for a loved one and show your deep affection for our rivers
“My Heart through Art” at the Liz Lane Gallery in Homewood on Friday, February 8th, 5:30PM to 7:00PM.
Continue reading “In lieu of Valentine flowers go to “My Heart through Art” benefiting Black Warrior Riverkeeper on February 8″ Pitcher plant at The Nature Conservancy’s Splinter Hill Bog, photo courtesy of The Nature Conservancy in Alabama
Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of February 2, 2019.
Continue reading “Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of February 2, 2019” Brian Bowser, UAB’s resident manager for campus dining. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now
“Think globally, act locally.”
When it comes to dining services on a university campus, such as UAB,
one local sustainability initiative can make a huge impact on the environment. Take for example, plastic straws.
Continue reading “5 UAB Sustainability Food and Dining Initiatives, including replacing 250,000 plastic straws in 2 1/2 months” Birmingham’s beloved Vulcan, photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now
Alabama Tourism Department released their 2018 annual lists of top state attractions by attendance, and once again the Birmingham metro area made a strong showing.
Despite that, we did find some glaring omissions.
Continue reading “Birmingham area dominates state’s top tourist attractions rankings, but we found some huge omissions” Majestic Cahaba Lily, photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now
On Thursday, January 31 at Independent Presbyterian Church, the
Cahaba River Society (CRS) will be celebrating their 30th Anniversary Annual Meeting with a Cahaba Family Reunion.
Continue reading “Learn how a lily saved the Cahaba River. Join the Cahaba River Society Family Reunion on January 31” 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”