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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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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Baby Barred Owls at the Alabama Wildlife Center. Photos from the Alabama Wildlife Center Facebook page
Need a break from all the news and craziness in your life? We’ve found something special for you from the
Alabama Wildlife Center.
Continue reading “Take a 5 minute break today. Binge watch lovable Alabama Wildlife Center videos”
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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Parker Falls in the Bankhead National Forest, photo by Sam Calhoun
Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of January 13.
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Fall at Little River Canyon, photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now
Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of November 24.
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Photo by Sara Bright
Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup February 2nd edition sponsored by the
JSU Little River Canyon Center!
Onward with this week’s stories.
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Check out UAB researcher Jim McClintock’s exclusive blog posts and photos from Antarctica in this edition of the Nature Roundup
Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup January 19th edition sponsored by the
JSU Little River Canyon Center!
In this edition of the Nature Roundup, we celebrate stewardship of our special places around Alabama and planet Earth.
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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.
Continue reading “Rock stars – Bald Eagles and Eurasian Eagle Owl to make the Alabama Wildlife Center a major destination for bird lovers”
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.
Continue reading “Gifts with nature in mind, gifts that give back”
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.
This week, we are pleased to announce our new partnership with the JSU Little River Canyon Center. Along with their support of Bham Now’s Nature Roundup, we also will be updating readers regularly about the Canyon Center’s many activities, and developing stories, such as the one posted this morning about Bham Now Little River Falls coming back to life this week.
Don’t forget to purchase ( and save money with an advance tix purchase) your December 6th BOLD Series ticket to see Jim McClintock.
In just four days, we will be holding our 2nd BOLD Speaker Series on Tuesday, December 6th, 5:30 at Avondale Brewery.
Why should you buy a ticket and attend? Check out this video narrated by
Harrison Ford – yes, Han Solo/Indiana Jones – describing McClintock’s observations and work. Join us on Tuesday!
Continue reading “Alabama Weekly Nature Roundup December 2nd edition – brought to you by JSU Little River Canyon Center”
Bankhead National Forest
Quote of the week:
“In the end we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.” -~Baba Dioum
Our favorite stories this week: Patagonia’s Give 100% to the Planet commitment, the story about the
Little River Canyon National Preserve and where you can recycle cooking oil in Jefferson County.
Continue reading “Alabama weekly nature roundup – November 19 to November 25, 2016”