White-topped pitcher plants and Forever Wild’s Splinter Hill Bog. Photo by Billy Pope.
Twenty-three years ago, the
Alabama Environmental Council (AEC) ushered in one of the greatest periods of conservation in Alabama history. What did designating 10 Natural Wonders across the state achieve? Take a look. Continue reading “Here are Alabama’s next 10 natural wonders and how you can help protect them”
Sandhill Crane at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge – Photo by George Lee
The show must go on! This weekend, despite the federal government shutdown, the
2019 Festival of the Cranes at the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge and at locations in and around Decatur, Alabama is ON!
Continue reading “Despite federal shutdown, the 2019 Festival of the Cranes at Wheeler NWR is ON (Photos)”
Red Mountain Park, photo by Jim Schmalz, December 9, 2017
Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of December 15.
Continue reading “Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of December 15”
International Crane Foundation’s “Hope”
Birmingham Zoo is going to have a very special visitor on Saturday, January 7th, between 11:00am to 1:30pm.
The International Crane Foundation’s 7 foot tall Whooping Crane mascot “Hope” will be making an appearance.
Continue reading ““Hope” is coming to Birmingham”
Looking for a break during the holidays? Drop by and see the 2016
Audubon Traveling Photography exhibit that is on display at the Birmingham Audubon Society’s office until December 22nd.
“Must read” from this week’s compilation of stories – our favorite: “
Gifts with nature in mind, gifts that give back.” Bham Now found 28 local nature/conservation organizations that are selling special gifts over the holidays.
Continue reading “Nature Roundup December 16th edition – brought to you by JSU Little River Canyon Center”
In the past, staff at the International Crane Foundation used costumes to raise Whooping Cranes for release into the wild. This process, called “costume rearing”, was used so that Whooping Crane chicks would not imprint onto humans. Whooping Cranes are being released using a new method called “parent rearing”, in which captive adult Whooping Cranes raise crane chicks until they are ready to be released into the wild. You can see two parent-reared Whooping Cranes at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge!
Lizzie Condon, Whooping Crane Outreach Coordinator for the
International Crane Foundation informed Bham Now this afternoon (December 15, 2016) that 18 Whooping Cranes have been spotted on the grounds of the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge. This week, during the day, up to 12 Whooping Cranes have been seen near the wildlife refuge visitor center/observation building.
Continue reading “Bama Bound: Whooping Cranes are coming home for the winter”
Photo by: George Lee
In the coming month, the Whooping Crane, one of the rarest birds in North America will be returning to Alabama.
Yes, that’s right, for Whooping Cranes our state is –
. Sweet Home Alabama
Continue reading “Sweet home Alabama – Whooping Cranes love our state”