Water, a commodity no one can live without (I know, captain obvious over here), is reaching peak demands, but the supply simply cannot sustain the usage.Photo By: WBRC
The flowers and plants lining Highland Avenue in Birmingham’s historic Highland Park Neighborhood are spectacular and beautiful. We absolutely love them and the city does an incredible job.
But, we are in the middle of a drought that is about to get worse. This video of the flowers and plants being watered today (October 12) along Highland Avenue will likely be the last “watering” of these flowers/plants for a good while, especially now that the Birmingham Water Works Board is considering the implementation of strong water conservation measures.
For 26th year, the Birmingham Audubon Society, along with co-sponsors the Alabama Wildlife Center, Oak Mountain Interpretive Center, and the Friends of Oak Mountain State Park are presenting the Audubon Teaches Nature (ATN) Series seminars.
Exploring and celebrating the diversity of Alabama’s natural history, these seminars provide the public with the knowledge and skills to enjoy your time in the field, whether you are birding, hiking, biking or just exploring the outdoors.
Meet and learn from some of Alabama’s leading naturalists this fall and Spring, beginning on Sunday, October 23rd. Here is the recently released Audubon Teaches Nature 2016/2017 schedule:
Alabama holds some of the most beautiful geography and greatest biodiversity of any place on earth. We are lucky to live here! But according to some highly acclaimed scientists, if we don’t protect what we have, we could lose it.
This weekend, Alabama Wildlife Center Executive Director Doug Adair authored a strong op-ed supporting Constitutional Amendment 2 – an amendment that will protect and permanently fund Alabama’s State Parks.
According to J.P. Dice at WBRC, “At the earliest, we will not see rain until late October and with the dry and windy conditions fire warnings are in effect across the state.” From WBRC
At Bham Now, we are beginning a new weekly feature to keep our readers up to date and informed about the outdoors. Every Friday, we will be publishing nature stories, articles and events that have appeared in various media outlets and websites throughout Alabama
We also want your assistance. In the coming weeks, if you see a nature/outdoor story or event that looks interesting, feel free to send that link to Pat@BhamNow.com .
So let’s begin.
Rattlesnakes, earthquakes, wacky animals and bugs.
If you are curious about nature and the world around you, drop by the Homewood Public Library on Sunday, October 9th, between 2:00 to 4:00 to meet highly acclaimed Alabama children nature writer Heather Montgomery for a public book signing.
Here comes the sun UAB.
This week, UAB announced that it is home to the largest solar energy system in the city of Birmingham. The solar panels are on top of it’s Campus Recreation Center which can be seen from Red Mountain and surrounding buildings.
The 100 panel solar system was installed by Birmingham-based Vulcan Solar Power.
Celebrate Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s 15th Anniversary this Friday 10/7 by attending Alabama Outdoors’s Party on the Porch !
“Signs, signs everywhere a sign…” ~ Five Man Electrical Band
If you have been traveling throughout Birmingham, you’ve probably seen a few of these signs designating past locations of the Birmingham Mineral Railroad.
“The railroad is still with us. This is the undergirding history of Birmingham.” ~ James Lowery, Project Coordinator of the Historic Birmingham Mineral Railroad Signs Project.
Her plan: Launch in 2017 GlobalXplorer, the first of its kind online citizen science platform that will train an army of Indiana Jones global explorers.
Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair and Blount counties have been designated as extreme drought areas by the USDA’s U.S. Drought Monitor.