The “Big Tree” in the Sipsey Wilderness. Photo credit: Tony Barber
This past December 2018, heavy rains and winds blew down a large pine tree on top of the
Turkey Creek Nature Preserve greenhouse. Constructed only a couple of years ago, the purpose of the greenhouse was to grow native trees and flora and plant them within Forever Wild’s Turkey Creek Nature Preserve. Its untimely destruction was a huge setback for the preserve financially and ecologically.
Continue reading “6 ways you can protect Alabama’s public lands including becoming a Wilderness Ranger” Pitcher plant at The Nature Conservancy’s Splinter Hill Bog, photo courtesy of The Nature Conservancy in Alabama
Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of February 2, 2019.
Continue reading “Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of February 2, 2019” Baby Barred Owls at the Alabama Wildlife Center. Photos from the Alabama Wildlife Center Facebook page
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.
Continue reading “Guide to 29 Alabama nature based organizations with holiday gifts available” Planting native trees at East Lake Park. Photo courtesy of The Nature Conservancy
East Lake Park is experiencing an ecological renaissance.
Continue reading “Reforesting and restoring East Lake Park, Birmingham’s original Railroad Park” Join the Friends of Turkey Creek on July 14th at the annual Float Your Boat Summer Festival
Over the next two weekends, three important “can’t miss” July outdoor conservation events have been scheduled by the Alabama Rivers Alliance, Friends of Turkey Creek Nature Preserve and Ruffner Mountain.
Continue reading “3 outdoor conservation events in July you don’t want to miss, including the Turkey Creek Float Your Boat Summer Festival” Sponsored Photo by Daniel DeVaughn
It is a simple idea. Renovate a greenhouse. The project started in the fall of 2017 and culminated this spring at Ruffner Mountain. Find out why the improved greenhouse is important for the preserve and for Birmingham.
Continue reading “3 things you need to know about Ruffner Mountain’s newly renovated greenhouse” Photo from Facebook on the Ruffner Mountain site
Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for July 20th.
Continue reading “Bham Now Nature Roundup – July 20th” via J.H. Daniel
There are plenty of events to look forward to this coming week in Birmingham. Here’s your guide to a few of the top things to do.
Continue reading “Birmingham Top Things to do: July 19th through July 25th” Turkey Creek – photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now
Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for July 13th.
Continue reading “Bham Now Nature Roundup – July 13th” American Avocet at the Highlands Park Golf Course – photo by Joe Watts
Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup’s “We love birds” edition.
Continue reading “Bham Now’s Nature Roundup – “We love birds” edition – May 18th” Getting work at the Vestavia library would be pretty incredible – via vestavialibrary.org
Congratulations! If you’re reading this, you’re interested in money, experience, and probably both! Finding a job that’s better than “may I take your order” might seem daunting, but it’s really not that bad.
Continue reading “A Birmingham guide to “just getting a job”” Commentary Ruffner Mountain – via thecrazytourist.com
Forty years ago this October, a dedicated group of neighborhood leaders banded together to preserve a small patch of land on the slope of Ruffner Mountain in east Birmingham.
Continue reading “Celebrate and support Birmingham area parks and green spaces” 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 readers regularly about the Canyon Center’s many activities, and developing stories, such as the one posted this morning about Bham Now Little River Falls coming back to life this week. Don’t Forget 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!
Continue reading “Alabama Weekly Nature Roundup December 2nd edition – brought to you by JSU Little River Canyon Center”