Ready for a day trip? 3 reasons to visit stunning Little River Canyon and the JSU Canyon Center

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Little River Canyon. Photo via Taylor Babington for Bham Now

Waterfalls, sandstone cliffs, a beautiful river and amazing views—Little River Canyon has it all. And it’s less than two hours from Birmingham, y’all. I am thrilled to share more about one of my favorite places in Alabama. Here are just a few reasons why you should check out Little River Canyon ASAP.

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Beautiful photos of New Year’s Day hike at Little River Canyon

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Little River Canyon January 1, 2017 hike – Photos from the DeSoto State Park Facebook page

Our friends at the JSU Little River Canyon Center held their first hike of 2017 within the Little River Canyon National Preserve on January 1st. It was a misty and chilly day, but up to 25 hikers started their year off right with a pleasant walk in the canyon.

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Nature Roundup December 16th edition – brought to you by JSU Little River Canyon Center

Audubon in Birmingham Alabama

Looking for a break during the holidays? Drop by and see  the 2016 Audubon Traveling Photography  exhibit that is on display at the Birmingham Audubon Society’s office until December 22nd.

“Must read” from this week’s compilation of stories – our favorite:  “Gifts with nature in mind, gifts that give back.”  Bham Now found 28 local nature/conservation organizations that are selling special gifts over the holidays.

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Nature Roundup December 9th edition – brought to you by JSU Little River Canyon Center

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.

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Remembering Pearl Harbor at Little River Canyon – “releasing of the wreath” (photos and video)

Yesterday, at Little River Canyon, atop the Highway 35 bridge, a sacred ceremony was held in remembrance of the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor.

Below are photos and video from this powerful and solemn event.

National Park Service Superintendent Steve Black and John Keller reading the names of the 30 Alabamians killed at the invasion of Pearl Harbor

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Your Sunday morning “Canyon Center Critter” – Grapevine Looper Moth

Photo by: Little River Canyon Center's Steve White
Photo by: Little River Canyon Center’s Steve White

“All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small.”

This Sunday, we are beginning a new feature with our friends at the Little River Canyon Center called the “Canyon Center Critter.”  This  week’s critter:

Grapevine Looper Moth

Tell us your encounters with this week’s Canyon Center Critter.