The Alabama Environmental Council Recycling Center, “RecycAL”, will be closed August 26-31 for trash and scrap removal, warehouse organization and to address the pulverized glass situation. The center will be re-opening on September 1st with new hours of operation.
The construction of a pedestrian bridge over Highway 280 may be one step closer to reality. The Mountain Brook City Council has approved a proposal that if finalized would create the Highway 280 Public Road Cooperative District with Homewood, Birmingham and Jefferson County.
Get your calendars out, Martha Stewart fans. She will appear at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, for this year’s Red Diamond Lecture Series. The series is part of the 13th annual Antiques at The Gardens, Oct. 4-7, 2018.Continue reading “Martha Stewart heads to Birmingham Oct. 5 for Antiques at The Gardens”
Let’s be upfront about this. Riding a bike in Birmingham can sometimes be very dangerous and that is just plain wrong.
There’s a lot of taxpayer money being spent on cleaning up after litterbugs in the Birmingham and Jefferson County areas so ALDOT (Alabama Department of Transportation) has launched the Trash Costs Cash campaign that is aimed at preventing people from dumping litter on neighborhood streets and major roadways.Continue reading “PALS volunteers pick up 123,440 pounds of litter this year in Jefferson County, Wenonah High School Wins Litter Quitter Campaign”
Forget Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime. If you looking to do some serious binge-watching, checkout episodes of Alabama Public Television’s Discovering Alabama.
For the past year, I’ve donned my citizen scientist hat and used iNaturalist to identify all sorts of bugs, plants and birds in Birmingham. If you love nature and science, if you have kids and want an educational way to integrate tech and the real world—or if you just want to know what the H is that bug clinging to your window—iNaturalist if for you. It’s free and easy, and I’m going to walk you through your first ID.Continue reading “4 easy steps to using iNaturalist to become a citizen scientist, featuring Birmingham’s Kiwanis Vulcan Trail”
Earlier this month, several Birmingham conservation leaders were honored at the Alabama Wildlife Federation Governor’s Conservation Award banquet, including former longtime Freshwater Land Trust Executive Director Wendy Jackson and students from Wenonah High School.
Want to give back to your community? Adopt-a-trail.
Last year, on the 25th anniversary of the Forever Wild program, a study found that for every $1 invested in land conservation by the Forever Wild program, there is a $5 return on that investment in natural goods and services. That includes benefits such as wildlife habitat, flood control, and clean water.
The Badwater 135 is a grueling 135-mile (217-kilometer) ultramarathon from Death Valley to the summit of Mt. Whitney in California. From July 23-25, 2018, Birmingham’s own Micah Morgan came and conquered the race. Clocking in at 30 hours and nine minutes, she finished third in the female division and ninth overall. Learn how she trained, and find out where she fuels up in the ‘Ham. (Hint: think cupcakes.)Continue reading “Meet Micah Morgan, the Birmingham ultra runner who conquered the world’s hardest race. PLUS, try her 2 fave bakeries for carbo-loading.”
Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of August 5.
Want to try a farmers market, Western Jefferson County? Check out the Hueytown Harvest Farmers Market this Saturday morning (August 4) and Bessemer Farmers Markets during the week.
This Thursday, Aug. 2, at 6 p.m., the Cahaba River Society hosts a free documentary showing (it’s short!) and Q&A at Avondale Brewery in Birmingham. This sneak peek screening is intended to raise public awareness about the potential impact of a proposed Cahaba Beach Road and bridge project. Get educated, then let ALDOT hear your voice at the public meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 7. Keep reading to learn more, or visit savethecahaba.org.
If you love and care about birds, the Birmingham Audubon is one of the fastest growing organizations in the South that advocates and educates the public about our avian friends.