Anne Miller, founder of the Alabama Wildlife Center receives Alabama Audubon’s Yellowhammer Award

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Anne with her niece Eva Ledvina. Photo by Matt Hunter

Whenever I visit the Alabama Wildlife Center to see the orphaned baby birds or a majestic red-tail hawk, I think of Anne Miller, the Center’s founder and first director.

Anne is a Birmingham original.

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Don’t miss nature-friendly Halloween events this weekend, including Owl-o-ween at Alabama Wildlife Center

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Meet Belle at Red Mountain Park’s Trick or Treat Trails. Photo courtesy of Red Mountain Park

Want to meet the world’s largest owl or are you more into Spiderman? Red Mountain Park and Alabama Wildlife Center  will be hosting special Halloween events Saturday for friends and families looking for a nature-friendly “spooky” day.

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Alabama Wildlife Center and Shelby County Commission honored for support of Oak Mountain State Park

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Alabama Wildlife Center was honored by Alabama State Parks during their annual Eagle Awards ceremony

This past weekend, Alabama State Parks honored the Alabama Wildlife Center and Shelby County Commission for their contributions to Oak Mountain State Park at the second annual Eagle Awards ceremony which was held at Guntersville State Park.

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Rock stars – Bald Eagles and Eurasian Eagle Owl to make the Alabama Wildlife Center a major destination for bird lovers

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Bald Eagle that is currently under the care of the Alabama Wildlife Center. He came in this week, rescued from Lawrence County. He has carpel fractures on his left side – it looks like he was shot through the “wrist” part of his wing.

In the bird world they are “rock stars” – the Bald Eagle and the Eurasian Eagle Owl. The public loves them and people want to see them up-close.

Soon, bird lovers from all over the South and the country will get an opportunity to see our national symbol and the world’s largest owl up-close and personal at the Alabama Wildlife Center.

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Gifts with nature in mind, gifts that give back

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Are you looking for ways to make your holiday gifts this year more nature-based  and meaningful?

We call it the  “natural twofer.”  Purchase a holiday gift from a nature organization and by doing so, support your local conservation efforts.

Bham Now has compiled a holiday gift list from local nature organizations (follow the links) that offer gift ideas and help you “give back” this holiday season.

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Don’t forget Alabama Wildlife Center’s Holiday cards! (deadline Dec. 14th)

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Photo by: Mary Stockard – Alabama Wildlife Center’s adorable Screech Owls

Love screech owls? Eastern bluebirds? Great Egret?

The Alabama Wildlife Center is selling holiday cards featuring their most famous patients.

Visit the Alabama Wildlife Center Holiday Greeting Cards website to learn how you can surprise someone with a gift of wildlife this holiday season.

The last day to place an order before Christmas is Wednesday, December 14th.

Audubon Teaches Nature begins 26th year with a reptile sampler

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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:

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Alabama Wildlife Center partnership with Oak Mountain State Park another reason to support State Parks Amendment 2

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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.

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