View from Hawk’s View Overlook at Ruffner Mountain. Photo via Ruffner Mountain on Facebook
The Magic City has no shortage of beautiful views—but one of the most unique perspectives are at our local parks. Check out these ways to support our beautiful nature preserves!
If you can’t make it out to one of Alabama’s parks right now, many of them are going virtual—
learn more! Continue reading “Love nature? Learn how to support 5 of Birmingham’s beautiful parks!”
Even with a year to prepare, Santa can get stressed too. Photo via New York Post
The holidays are a time to relax, catch up with friends and enjoy the company of family. However, for many of us, this isn’t always the case. The holidays can easily turn into a marathon of cooking, decorating, shopping and giving—but not this year. Here are 10 ways to kick the holiday stress in Birmingham!
Continue reading “10 Ways to Kick the Holiday Stress in Birmingham”
Planting native trees at East Lake Park. Photo via of The Nature Conservancy
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”
Researchers at Ruffner Mountain surveying their bat population. Photo from Ruffner Mountain.
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”
Chivon Morse and Aaron Hathcock of Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve with Grady the gray rat snake (nonvenomous). (Bham Now)
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”
Rotary Trail – photo from Freshwater Land Trust
We know Birmingham’s hottest days aren’t the best for getting outside. But you don’t have to limit your exercise to the gym during the scorching summer. Birmingham walking trails offer lots of places to get out and get moving—and, in many cases, lots of shade as well.
Continue reading “17 Birmingham walking trails, including Kiwanis Vulcan Trail and more”