Don’t miss this year’s much anticipated 13th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Birmingham at its new location, the Sidewalk Cinema, on Sunday, October 20th, 2:00pm (doors at 1:00).
Alabama is one of the most biologically diverse areas in the United States. Although we have 66 known species and subspecies of snakes, only 6 are venomous. Learn more about Alabama’s 6 venomous snakes and how to react if you encounter one in the wild.Continue reading “Guide to Alabama’s 6 venomous snakes and how to react if you see one”
I don’t know about you, but as soon as temperatures get below 75 degrees, all I want to do is go get some fresh air and enjoy the sunshine. Autumn is a favorite season for many, and for good reason! If you’re looking to get in the autumn spirit, check out these 5 outdoor activities within an hour of Birmingham, AL.Read more
We are finally getting some cooler temps here in Bham. For some of us, that means longer runs! After slogging through three-mile jogs all summer, I for one am looking forward to getting outside a bit more and increasing my mileage. I may attempt the Magic City Half in November, which got me thinking: what other fall races are there in Birmingham? Below is a list.Continue reading “A guide to 10 fall runs in Birmingham, including the Zombie Night Run on Oct. 27”
Happy October, Birmingham! Now that we’re in the double-digit months, it is PEAK seasonal Instagram pic season. If you’re itching to take those festive family photos, we’ve got just the pumpkin patch for you. 7 of them, actually. The best news? They’re all within an hour of Birmingham. Don’t forget your fall coffee for the road!Continue reading “7 places to take your pumpkin patch pictures this October within 1 hour of Birmingham”
It’s fall, y’all! That means Moss Rock Festival 2019 is coming up. Birmingham’s Moss Rock Festival is considered an eco-creative event with a few primary focuses: Art+Design, SmartLIVING and Nature. This year, the festival takes place at The Preserve on November 2-3, from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM on Saturday and 10:00 AM-4:00 PM on Sunday. Purchase your tickets to the 14th Annual Moss Rock Festival today.Continue reading “Get ready for another amazing Moss Rock Festival! Coming November 2-3 at The Preserve”
Over 14,000 students visit the Southern Environmental Center’s campus & Turkey Creek Nature Preserve facilities annually.
In 1819, Alabama was covered with rich forests, prairie, wooded grasslands and canebrake (bamboo). Most of that landscape has been lost.
During the ensuing 200 years, we turned our rivers into lakes, forests into farms and lost and then brought back deer, turkey and the Bald Eagle.
Summer is almost over.
There is no better way to celebrate its end than to raise a glass to the river we all know and love – the Coosa River.
The end of summer was always a bittersweet time for me. On one hand, growing up, it always signaled the end of a three month long vacation. But on the other hand, it signaled the start of muscadine season—something I looked forward to all year long.Continue reading “4 u-pick vineyards to find muscadine grapes and wine around Birmingham”
The Red Barn is one of the several wonderful equine therapy options in Birmingham, AL. What makes them so special? Where did their name come from? Keep reading to find out.Continue reading “5 ways The Red Barn is using horses to improve lives in Birmingham”
Have you heard the news? There’s a new dog in town. Fetch is an off-leash dog park, but with a twist. There’s also a full-service bar! This pup lover’s heaven is coming to Birmingham, AL—and we’re counting down the days.Continue reading “Pup Park? Brew Bar? Both. Fetch is coming to Birmingham!”
September is a hot month–pun definitely intended–for races in Birmingham. Whether you’re looking for a 5k, 10k, fun run or walk, there are several options for you. Who wants to get outside and support some great causes? Here’s a list of six runs coming up this month.Continue reading “A guide to 6 September runs in Birmingham, including the Darter Dash”
When I was in the 4th grade, I took my first Alabama history class. Without fail, each day, the teacher outlined Alabama on the chalkboard–the rectangular box with the “high heels” that is Baldwin and Mobile counties. At the end of each class, she would wipe away that outline of the state.