Get your calendars out – Ruffner Mountain just released their upcoming events for February and March

View of Birmingham, Alabama  from Ruffner Mountain

Yesterday, Ruffner Mountain released their list of events for February and March. Make sure to bookmark their calendar and check on it regularly. New activities are continually being added and updated.

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Nature Roundup January 19th edition – brought to you by JSU Little River Canyon Center

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

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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Christmas bird & salamander counts – an old and new Birmingham Audubon tradition

“Hats off” to the great work of the Birmingham Audubon Society

Now, Birmingham Audubon Society has two great traditions during the Christmas season.

Along with the Birmingham Audubon Society’s (BAS) 81st Annual Christmas Bird Count, the organization held it’s first Christmas Salamander Count on the same day – December 23rd – at Ruffner Mountain.

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Generosity: Rojo community fundraising tops $26,000 in 2016

Rojo Birmingham
Rojo owners Laney DeJonge and Clark Lopez

Almost every Tuesday, Rojo, a neighborhood restaurant in the Highlands Park area, holds a 10% Tuesday night for local charities.

As the 2016 calendar year comes to an end, more than 40 nonprofit organizations have benefited from the weekly events, raising over $26,000.  

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