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.
Thousands of lights! Gravity defying displays! Blow-ups with enough hot air for a local election!
Join Fresh Air Family as they present the best, worst and wackiest light displays in the Birmingham metro area during their two- hour guided bus ride “Wacky Tacky Light Tour” fundraiser.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, Birmingham! Now is the time to deck the halls and trim the trees. If you’re on the hunt for that idyllic evergreen, never fear! Here are 7 places in Birmingham where you can pick out your perfect pine.Continue reading “7 local spots to find your perfect Christmas tree in Birmingham”
You might have heard talk about ’native’ plants. But, what are they and more importantly, why should you care? We’re going to take a look at these questions in this first of a three part series. I invite you to come along with me to explore.
Here is fun nature story for Bham Now readers.
Greg Harber, a volunteer and renown birding instructor at Alabama Audubon, witnessed a “Thanksgiving miracle” while working at UAB on Thanksgiving.
The holidays are a time to relax, catch up with friends and enjoy the company of family. However, for many of us, this isn’t always the case. The holidays can easily turn into a marathon of cooking, decorating, shopping and giving—but not this year. Here are 10 ways to kick the holiday stress in Birmingham!Continue reading “10 Ways to Kick the Holiday Stress in Birmingham”
Similar to most nonprofits, Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens is dependent upon volunteers and the work they do. The Friends honored volunteers this month at their annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon.
As Executive Director of the Friends—Tom Underwood—stated, just one person’s decision to volunteer helps build the network of community support that keeps the Gardens thriving.Continue reading “Green thumbs, hearts of gold. Meet the volunteers that keep Birmingham Botanical Gardens beautiful!”
If you’ve ever been on Birmingham-Southern College’s campus, you know it’s beautiful. All red brick and greenery—and in the fall, it’s even more stunning.
Several art students at BSC created a mural on campus that represents one of the school’s most beloved symbols—keep reading to check it out!Continue reading “New mural at Birmingham-Southern College pays tribute to school symbol (PHOTOS)”
“Find your place on the planet. Dig in, and take responsibility from there,” ~ Quote from conservationist Gary Snyder
Literally, “digging in” – neighbors and supporters of historic East Lake Park planted 75 trees on Saturday morning, November 16, as part of a urban forest restoration program championed by The Nature Conservancy, Ruffner Mountain and several other conservation groups.
Listen up, litterbugs! We all know littering is not the best thing for the environment. In fact, it’s one of the worst things that we can do because of its far-reaching effects on many aspects of our lives here in Jefferson County. It hurts wildlife, damages ecosystems—plus, it makes Birmingham the beautiful look downright dingy.
If you do litter, here are three reasons you should stop. If you don’t and would like to make an even bigger impact on the littering problem, engage your community and organize a litter cleanup, Here’s how to get started!Continue reading “Want to clean up the planet? Start with the Birmingham area—here’s how.”
Waterfalls, sandstone cliffs, a beautiful river and amazing views—Little River Canyon has it all. And it’s less than two hours from Birmingham, y’all. I am thrilled to share more about one of my favorite places in Alabama. Here are just a few reasons why you should check out Little River Canyon ASAP.Continue reading “Ready for a day trip? 3 reasons to visit stunning Little River Canyon and the JSU Canyon Center”