The autumn of 2016 in Alabama will be known as the “fall it did not rain.”
Throughout Alabama, consecutive days without rain records were shattered. Birmingham’s rainless streak ended at 61 days.
In mid-November, the clouds finally appeared, rain fell from the sky, and for the past month we have received some significant rainfall, filling our dry creek beds and giving us a glimpse of fall colors.
From our friends at the JSU Little River Canyon Center, below is a press release about Sun Charge Systems, an Alabama company that has installed solar pole and bench charging stations at the Canyon Center. This item is simple and perfect for universities, downtowns, business centers, parks and ball fields. Before you read the press release from JSU, check out the Sun Charge video describing this innovative common sense way to re-charge everyday electronics while you recreate or relax outdoors.
Lizzie Condon, Whooping Crane Outreach Coordinator for the International Crane Foundation informed Bham Now this afternoon (December 15, 2016) that 18 Whooping Cranes have been spotted on the grounds of the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge. This week, during the day, up to 12 Whooping Cranes have been seen near the wildlife refuge visitor center/observation building.
Mark your calendars. On Wednesday, December 21st from 4:00pm – 7:00pm, the Alabama Coastal Foundation will be holding their final Connect to Your Coast event of 2016 at the Avondale Brewing Company in Birmingham.