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Birding at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens

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Ann and I had an awesome day birding (and walking, and looking at the blooms) at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens today. Such a perfect day to be outside enjoying Alabama’s environment!

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Photos from Gadsden’s Mall: An Alabama Birding Trail Site

Just a couple of quick snapshots from a recent trip to the Gadsden, Alabama shopping mall. A really easy-to-access birding trail site with an almost certainty of seeing birds. Notice all the cormorants in the trees nesting!

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Excellent Vacation to New England

Fall leaves, wonderful weather, great food–a surprise small earthquake–and very relaxing. Plus, got to pick up some excellent materials to use in Alabama over the next year!  

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Desoto State Park Birding Trip

A spring trip to Desoto State Park before heading on to Little River Canyon and a meeting of the Appalachian Highlands Birding Trail group at the Canyon Center. I remember going here as a child with my siblings and mother and father. Great times were had along the trails at Desoto State Park–every single trail…. […]

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Birding in West Alabama

Had a great Friday several weeks ago, spending the day with Corps of Engineers folks and several folks from the Birmingham Audubon Society as we looked at Corps of Engineers properties that are potentially on the new West Alabama and Black Belt Birding Trails, all part of the Alabama Birding Trails project I’m working on […]

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National Association of Interpretation Conference 2011

Just returned from a great 5 day workshop in Saint Paul, Minnesota hosted by the National Association of Interpretation (NAI). Learned a lot about developing interpretive media for sites (from printed display panels to ipad apps), got to travel along the Mississippi River to see Bald Eagles and Tundra Swans (as well as probably 150,000 […]

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Fall Color in East Alabama

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Beautiful fall color last week while on a work trip to Cheaha State Park. This road leads to the Nubbin Creek Trailhead. If you visit the link, you’ll also visit a new website built for a five county region in East Alabama.  

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Railroad Park in Birmingham

Railroad Park

This photo was taken a few months back–before the drought, before the heat and before the deluge of 9 inches of rain we got from Tropical Storm/Hurricane Lee last week. Railroad Park is new park not far from us and even closer to downtown Birmingham. Great park to visit!

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Recent Trip to Fairhope, Alabama

I have been working on a statewide birding project for the past couple of months and we happened to schedule a meeting at the Five Rivers Resource Center on February 18. Lucky for us, it turned out to be the nicest weekend in months! Ann and I went down Thursday and stayed until Sunday. The […]

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Birding in North Alabama

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Wow, I really haven’t been doing a whole lot of blogging lately. Got to do better! For starters, I am working on a great new project: developing and implementing a series of birding trails around Alabama. Working with the University of Alabama’s Economic Development Center, I’m helping the Alabama Tourism Department and the Department of […]

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