If you love the natural world and its creatures, you need to know Michelle Reynolds. Among other things, she’s a regular explorer of Birmingham’s urban wildlife, often posting gorgeous photos of her surprising discoveries so the rest of us can armchair travel with her. Keep reading to find out what I learned during our Q+A.Continue reading “Look at Birmingham’s urban wildlife with Michelle Reynolds (PHOTOS + art)”
Did you know that Julia Tutwiler, one of the most famous women in Alabama history, discovered a native plant found nowhere else on earth?
Happy 148th birthday Birmingham!
On this day, December 19th, 1871, the city of Birmingham was incorporated by the state of Alabama. In 1925, the Birmingham City Commission officially adopted December 19th as Birmingham Day.
“They know what to do.”
That’s how John Manion, curator of the Kaul Wildflower Garden at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, explains why native plants are important for our gardens and natural landscapes in Birmingham.
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”
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.
Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of February 2, 2019.
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.
East Lake Park is experiencing an ecological renaissance.
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.
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.
Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of March 16.
Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for July 20th.