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Exploring Natural Alabama presents Attracting Birds to Your Yard: Bringing Your Hobby Home

February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Exploring Natural Alabama series (formerly Audubon Teaches Nature) returns to Oak Mountain for its twenty-eighth year with seven great programs covering a broad range of Alabama natural history. Co-sponsored by Birmingham Audubon, the Alabama Wildlife Center, and Oak Mountain Interpretive Center, these programs are free, family friendly, and open to the public. Join us!  Attracting Birds to Your Yard: Bringing Your Hobby Home with special guest Anne Miller Birding has something to offer for everyone, from the seasoned traveler to the…

Field Trip: Ebenezer Swamp and Limestone Park

March 9 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Explore this remarkably diverse habitat just a short drive south of the city. Our first stop will be the Ebenezer Swamp Ecological Preserve, a Tupelo gum swamp located near Montevallo on Spring Creek. Extensive, handicap-accessible boardwalks through the swamp provide the birder with intimate views of the diverse plant and bird life of this upland hardwood swamp. The unpaved trail leading to the boardwalk passes through open fields and hardwood and pine thickets. Rich with warblers, woodpeckers, long-legged waders, and woodland…

Exploring Natural Alabama presents Cahaba Invertebrates: Why They Matter

March 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Exploring Natural Alabama series (formerly Audubon Teaches Nature) returns to Oak Mountain for its twenty-eighth year with seven great programs covering a broad range of Alabama natural history. Co-sponsored by Birmingham Audubon, the Alabama Wildlife Center, and Oak Mountain Interpretive Center, these programs are free, family friendly, and open to the public. Join us!  Cahaba Invertebrates: Why They Matter with guest speaker Randy Haddock With 50 species of freshwater mussels, 124 native fish species, and 24 native species of freshwater snails,…

Field Trip: Bull’s Gap, Talladega National Forest

April 13 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Scenic Bull’s Gap, located on the Alabama Birding Trail in the southern reaches of the Talladega National Forest east of Sylacauga, hosts many colorful neotropical songbirds. Among them are Summer and Scarlet Tanagers, Black-throated Green Warblers, Ovenbirds, and Worm-eating Warblers. We may even find Blue-headed Vireos, which breed in the higher elevations. We will also visit Red-cockaded Woodpecker colonies that are located west of Bull’s Gap, along AL Hwy 148. As time permits, we will visit other sites within the…

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