6 ways you can protect Alabama’s public lands including becoming a Wilderness Ranger

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The “Big Tree” in the Sipsey Wilderness. Photo credit: Tony Barber

This past December 2018, heavy rains and winds blew down a large pine tree on top of the Turkey Creek Nature Preserve greenhouse. Constructed only a couple of years ago, the purpose of the greenhouse was to grow native trees and flora and plant them within Forever Wild’s Turkey Creek Nature Preserve. Its untimely destruction was a huge setback for the preserve financially and ecologically.

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Venerable fallen tree at Avondale Park Amphitheater remembered and celebrated on social media

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Fallen tree at the Avondale Amphitheater from the June 28, 2018 wind storm. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

On June 28th, the state of Alabama experienced a rare long lived wind storm blowing down numerous venerable trees in and around the Magic City, including one at the Avondale Park Amphitheater.

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4 charming Birmingham downtown suburbs including Forest Park with special real estate offerings

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You’ve probably already heard about H2 Real Estate’s projects in the works in downtown Birmingham. Did you know that H2 also has some exciting spaces available in Birmingham’s other urban sweet spots? Charmingly called the “downtown suburbs,” these are the neighborhoods where people can get a taste of suburban life, but are still in close proximity to downtown. H2 offers a unique look at the top four areas they call the downtown suburbs and insight into the market in that area

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17 Birmingham walking trails, including Kiwanis Vulcan Trail and more

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Rotary Trail – photo from Freshwater Land Trust

We know Birmingham’s hottest days aren’t the best for getting outside. But you don’t have to limit your exercise to the gym during the scorching summer. Birmingham walking trails offer lots of places to get out and get moving—and, in many cases, lots of shade as well.

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Join Birmingham’s Neverthirst at Avondale Park, May 5; bring clean water to those in need around the world

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Did you know worldwide, everyday, 2,195 children die from waterborne diseases?

Birmingham based non-profit, Neverthirst, has made it their mission to combat such an issue through advancing “the Gospel through clean water worldwide”.

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Birders flock to Avondale Park and Facebook to see rare goose

Ross’s Goose visit to Avondale Park – Photo by Greg Harber

Yesterday, social media blew up in the Alabama birding world.

Led by the Birmingham Audubon Society, birders from around the area drove to Avondale Park and eagerly watched their Facebook newsfeed to get a glimpse of Ross’s Goose, a bird that is rarely seen upclose in Alabama and the Deep South.

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