The 13th annual Moss Rock Festival was a blast! Here’s what you missed.

Festival guests lounge on hammocks in the Autumn sunshine. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

Moss Rock Festival, Birmingham’s premier eco-creative festival, drew large crowds for its 13th annual festival weekend. The festival lasted all weekend (November 3-4) and featured local musicians, bouldering, wonderful art and an epic beer garden.

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Moss Rock Festival smart-living, art + design November 4 & 5

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Laura Walker’s whimsical art at Moss Rock Festival. Via – Moss Rock.

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The first weekend in November come and see what Moss Rock Festival is all about!

November 4 & 5, grab your family and friends and discover the eco-creative festival. It’s a hybrid experience with nature, smart-living, art + design at its core…plus there’s great food and music. The weather is supposed to be perfect…perfect for a day outside enjoying this event!

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Moss Rock Festival, an eco-creative celebration of nature, smart-living, art + design

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What Is an Eco-Creative festival, you might ask?

November 4 & 5, The first full weekend in the month, grab your family and friends and discover the Moss Rock Festival, a hybrid experience with nature, smart-living, art + design at its core…plus there’s great food and music!

Featured Artist, Tracie Noles-Ross,  Moss Rock Poster Design. Via – www.mossrockfestival.com.

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Friends of Shades Creek – Meet your friendly neighborhood salamander

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Last Saturday in Homewood, nature lovers and people of all ages, got to meet their “friendly neighborhood salamanders” at The Friends of Shades Creek’s  13th Annual Salamander Festival.

One of the most exciting exhibits at the festival was getting to hold the salamanders. Children and adults lined up to “wet” their hands and have the chance to hold the yellow spotted salamanders. It drew quite the crowd.

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Alabama weekly nature roundup – November 5 to November 11, 2016

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Bham Now – Keep Your ‘Butts in Your Seats’ and Other Ways to Help Our Drought

Bham Now – Don’t let the Sink Drip or it could Cost You

Bham Now – Bham Bicycle Paths for the Cycler in You

Bham Now – State Parks Amendment 2 wins in landslide – Yes vote nears 80%

Alabama Forestry Commission – ‘No Burn’ Order Expanded to All Alabama Counties

WBHM –New “Nutritional Labels” For Trails Go Up At Oak Mountain
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What if we all used One Less Straw?

Check out the #onelessstraw pledge to help reduce our plastic use.  Americans use 500 million drinking straws every day. This would fill over 125 school buses with straws every day. That’s 46,400 school buses every year! (source: National Park Service)

Let’s help keep plastic our of our landfills and rivers.

So… that’s where the “Protect Our Environment” car tag money goes

When you drive around the state of Alabama, one of the most popular “vanity” car tags is this one:

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Most people don’t know that the organization in charge of these car tags have been around for more than 20 years, supporting environmental education programs throughout the state.

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August 26th, Sounds of the Night Hike at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve

Looking for a good hike in the dark of night? Well here ya go!

The Turkey Creek Nature Preserve is hosting a fun and interactive hike for the general public above the age of 10. By using the senses of touch, sound, and smell let the forest guide you through one of the two available trails.

The Preserve wants you to note, “Much of the time, hikers will need to keep quiet to allow for the sounds of the forest to guide you along the path. The hike will be about 2 miles long…”

So get your boots and prepare your night vision, because this is sure to be a unique experience.

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