“Think Globally and Act Locally”Continue reading “10 ways to celebrate Earth Day featuring actions you can take in Birmingham”
Since Birmingham’s quarantine began, many of us have been enjoying the outdoors more. However, with blue skies and beautiful scenery, popular trails around the city have been packed. Kind of defeats the purpose of social distancing right? Luckily, the Freshwater Land Trust has some insight on some alternative, less crowded trails to spend some much-needed time outdoors. Check ’em out!Continue reading “Trying to hike and avoid the crowds? Check out these Birmingham trails less traveled.”
Here is a little Birmingham Earth Day history. On this day, April 22, 1990, President George H.W. Bush celebrated the 20th Earth Day at Birmingham-Southern College. The occasion? He was presenting the college a “Point of Light Award” award and signing a national declaration supporting recycling.Continue reading “Groups release 50th Anniversary Earth Day pledge. Also, see list of 14 local nature nonprofits”
Kiddos are spending more time than ever at home right now. With many parents working from home, 24/7 attention can be a challenge. Ann Slattery, Director of the Alabama Poison Information Center at Children’s of Alabama, weighed in on how parents and caregivers can minimize risks and keep their kids safe inside the house and outside of it. Read on to get her tips!Continue reading “How to keep your kiddos safe while at home, from a poison control expert”
Ready to go stargazing, Birmingham? From April 20-22, you may want to turn your eyes to the sky. Add a little extra excitement to your quarantine routine with the Lyrid meteor shower—the oldest meteor shower to ever be recorded. Read on for details.Continue reading “How and where to see the Lyrid meteor shower in Birmingham April 20-22”
Just in time for Earth Day, Parade Magazine is featuring one conservation business/organization from each state in a story titled – “Earth Day Across America – 50 Earth Saving Projects in Every State.”Continue reading “Parade Magazine Earth Day special features Black Warrior Riverkeeper”
We’ve been cooped up for a while now, and one of the worst parts of that means not getting to fully enjoy the beauty of spring. Birmingham Botanical Gardens is one of the most stunning spots in the state, and it’s especially glorious this time of year. We teamed up to bring you a virtual tour through the Gardens that will hopefully provide a much-needed mental break. Join us, Birmingham!Continue reading “Take a walk through Birmingham Botanical Gardens—virtually, of course!”
Over these past several weeks (months?? years?? I’ve lost count) of social distancing, I’ve tried many activities. Baking. Embroidering. DIY projects on an apartment I do not own. So far, trying out new hiking trails is definitely my favorite—and probably the smartest. Check out these five around the Birmingham metro and get outside (6ft apart, of course).Continue reading “5 hikes around Birmingham to try this spring (maps included)”
At the Birmingham City Council Meeting today, Mayor Woodfin announced that curbside recycling will be temporarily suspended after the Wednesday, April 8th citywide pickup.Continue reading “Birmingham to suspend most curbside recycling after April 8 pickup”
Social distancing has prompted many Birminghamians to pick up a trowel and put down some seeds. If you’re looking to spruce up your yard, check out these garden centers around Birmingham offering curbside pickup and delivery for all your plant and landscaping needs.Continue reading “7 Birmingham garden centers offering curbside pickup and delivery, including Collier’s Nursery”
As everything around us seems to be changing with the novel coronavirus and COVID-19, we know a lot of people’s income has fallen in Birmingham. Unexpected changes like that can leave even the best-prepared among us feeling bewildered, so we’ve put together some resources to help you begin to navigate these strange new waters.Continue reading “8 things you can do now if your income has fallen in Birmingham”
Here is something to do in the morning between 5:00am to 7:00am: Open your window or walk out on your porch/backyard. Quietly stop.
Listen to the hundreds of birds singing a “dawn chorus.”
Now that we’re practicing social distancing and springtime is here, it’s the perfect time to start that project that’s been in the back of your mind—a home garden. Check out these tips and tricks to develop your green thumb, including advice from Birmingham’s Trevor Mann of Walden FARMacy.Continue reading “Starting a home garden in Birmingham—including tips from Trevor Mann of Walden Farms”
Wildflower season is my favorite season, and soon it’ll be in full swing. Birmingham-Southern College plays host to some fantastic pollinator gardens, and we’re taking a closer look. Bonus: learn how to make your own—it’s the perfect activity for social distancing!Continue reading “BeeSC is buzzing—check out their pollinator gardens + learn how to make your own”
Other than talk about the coronavirus, the number one conversation amongst Birminghamians has been the massive amounts of rainfall we’ve had since the beginning of 2020.