Breaking news….Bham Now has discovered two Festivus poles in the Birmingham metro area – one in Homewood’s Edgewood Neighborhood and another in Irondale, Alabama.
Thanks to Verna Gates and the Wacky Tacky Light Tour, we have discovered the most original Christmas display in the metro area.
Thousands of lights! Gravity defying displays! Blow-ups with enough hot air for a local election!
Join Fresh Air Family as they present the best, worst and wackiest light displays in the Birmingham metro area during their two- hour guided bus ride “Wacky Tacky Light Tour” fundraiser.
Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of December 1.
Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup March 17th edition sponsored by the JSU Little River Canyon Center.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! In this edition, we are celebrating the Cahaba River, learning about Tree Swallows at Limestone Park and recommending a great book for Spring Break – Jim McClintock’s “A Naturalist Goes Fishing.”
Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup February 17th edition sponsored by the JSU Little River Canyon Center.
Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup February 10th edition sponsored by the JSU Little River Canyon Center.
Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup January 26th edition sponsored by the JSU Little River Canyon Center!
Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup January 5th edition sponsored by the JSU Little River Canyon Center!
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.
Photo Courtesy of International Crane Foundation
If we had to pick the “feel good” story of the week, it has got to be OHenry’s Coffees installation of a solar energy system at their roasting facility.
We truly love the idea of “solar powered” coffee in the morning.
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 Bham Now readers regularly about the Canyon Center’s many activities, and developing stories, such as the one posted this morning about 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!
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.
Rebel against Black Friday madness – Patagonia 100% for the Planet
Black Friday. The kickoff of the holiday retail season. It can be madness.
At storefronts across America, people literally wait outside in long lines for hours to rush into retail stores immediately when the establishment opens at daybreak to purchase the latest electronic game or the hottest trendy toy. These type of events are often called “Doorbuster” sales.
In lieu of all the Black Friday madness, yesterday, Patagonia, one of the most successful and popular outdoor sustainable clothing companies in the U.S. announced its own special kind of Black Friday “Doorbuster” sale.
Quote of the week – “I love to think of Nature as wireless telegraph stations through which God speaks to us every day, every hour, and every moment of our lives.” ~ George Washington Carver
The week of the Supermoon. Drought continues. Move I-20/59 takes a hit. And the big question – will Alabama ever develop a sustainable water plan?
Looking for something to do this weekend? Become a Preserve Ranger!