A project at Ruffner Mountain has won the nation’s highest achievement in the field of abandoned mine land (AML) reclamation, thanks to efforts to protect residents along trails and bats living in abandoned mines.Continue reading “Ruffner Mountain wins nation’s highest abandoned mine land reclamation award”
According to longtime supporters at Ruffner Mountain, in 2020, more people will have walked the popular and beloved nature preserve’s trails than at any time in its 43 year history.Continue reading “Bham budget cuts to nature preserves and green spaces highlight need for region wide support”
Have you walked in the woods lately? There are many reasons why we do it.
Solitude. Health. Friendships. Nature.Continue reading “A “Walk in the Woods” with the Birmingham Mountain High Hikers at Ruffner Mountain”
“Think Globally and Act Locally”Continue reading “10 ways to celebrate Earth Day featuring actions you can take in Birmingham”
When it rains it pours, especially in Alabama. But, when the sun shines again, make sure you take advantage of those beautiful spring days at one of these Birmingham outdoor classes.Continue reading “Spring hikes, classes + more at Birmingham nature spots”
Since October, the internet has been buzzing about #teamtrees. See what the movement is about and how you can make Birmingham even more beautiful by planting a tree.Continue reading “Love trees? How to contribute to the #teamtrees campaign in Birmingham”
Did you know that Birmingham and Alabama are home to 16 unique species of bats? If not, Bat Week is the perfect time to learn more about our flying friends.Continue reading “Everything you’ve wanted to know about Birmingham’s bats during Bat Week, Oct. 24-31”
Alabama is one of the most biologically diverse areas in the United States. Although we have 66 known species and subspecies of snakes, only 6 are venomous. Learn more about Alabama’s 6 venomous snakes and how to react if you encounter one in the wild.Continue reading “Guide to Alabama’s 6 venomous snakes and how to react if you see one”
September is “prime time” for nature events and benefits in Birmingham. We discovered 9 can’t miss events from book-signings to farm to table dinners to place on your calendar this month.
Established in November 1992 as a constitutional amendment, the Forever Wild Land Trust has secured nearly 270,000 acres for public use.
Just after she became Executive Director for Ruffner Mountain, Carlee Sanford unearthed copies of the organization’s first newsletters from the early 1980s. The name of the publication?
The Shooting Star.
Just in time for Spring Break, Scary Mommy, a digital publication with over 3.9 million “likes” on Facebook, has published a story featuring Birmingham as an ideal family getaway.
Our forests, rivers and public lands in Alabama are chock full of opportunity for adventure. But, did you know they offer more than a great place to fish, hunt or hike? They actually help you stay healthier! Read on to find out how.
Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of February 16, 2019.
Happy National Take a Hike Day Birmingham!