As a result of heavy rainfall on Saturday and subsequent late night storms that hit Central Alabama, a tree was uprooted at the Turkey Creek Nature Preserve destroying the nature center’s recently constructed greenhouse.
Paradise lost. That is how a long time resident once described Pinson, Alabama’s Turkey Creek Falls, in the 1990s, because of the garbage and trash that littered the streamsides, forests and majestic falls. A beloved natural wonder in Jefferson County, this special place, that use to be a playground for residents throughout the region, was surrounded by dumps, and had become a magnet for drugs, crime and a proposed jail.
Last year, on the 25th anniversary of the Forever Wild program, a study found that for every $1 invested in land conservation by the Forever Wild program, there is a $5 return on that investment in natural goods and services. That includes benefits such as wildlife habitat, flood control, and clean water.
Muggy. Steamy. Stifling. Brutal. Yep, summers in Birmingham are H.O.T. What can you do to make the sweaty days of summer more enjoyable? Check out these nine activities that will entertain you, while keeping you cool.
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.
Located just 15 miles outside the Birmingham city limits, Turkey Creek Nature Preserve in Pinson is widely regarded as the crown jewel of Alabama’s Forever Wild program.
Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of April 6.
Have you snagged your box of Girl Scout Cookies yet? If not, you may want to consider buying them from Troop 30148. Continue reading “Local Girl Scout Troop does big things for Birmingham via cookie sales”
Here is some fantastic news about the Vermilion darter, one of the rarest fish on earth that resides in Jefferson County.
Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for July 13th.
Last week, Bham Now made a special visit to the Turkey Creek Nature Preserve in Pinson, Alabama, to dip our toes in the creek, look for darters and interview Charles Yeager, the Preserve’s manager, about this incredible natural treasure at Birmingham’s doorstep. Continue reading “Turkey Creek Nature Preserve – an Alabama natural treasure (photos)”
On July 15th, 2017 the Turkey Creek Nature Preserve (TCNP) in Pinson, Alabama will be hosting their 8th annual Float Your Boat Summer Festival.
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”
Last night, Ruffner Mountain celebrated its 40th year with the unveiling of a new donor wall. A one of a kind work of art, the colorful mural depicts the urban natural world. The wall honors the Ruffner’s founders, donors, foundations and volunteers who have poured their blood, sweat and tears into a nature preserve in Birmingham that is larger than New York City’s Central Park.