Monday, January 20, 2014
Renata Adler on the March to Montgomery : The New Yorker: Adler resists the impulse to write about the march as myth. Instead, she shows how things are a little disorganized.
Having covered many reenactments of the bridge crossing, I'm glad the "disorganized" character of the original march was consistent with the original.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
The latest addition is a behind the scenes tour of the Shades Creek Greenway, the walking and biking train the runs along the creek banks and Lakeshore Parkway in Homewood.
As always, the TrekBirmingham exploration goes below the surface we see as we amble along, delving deeper to explain the geology, ecology, and history of your everyday surroundings. Such as:
Where was the lake that gave Lakeshore Parkway its name?
How to wade the creek and find hog suckers, stonerollers, and shiners.
And for more options and other destinations check out the TrekBirmingham homepage.
Thursday, January 9, 2014
|America's Amazon: an APT documentary on the Mobile Tensaw Delta|
The video, which is available to stream, is part of the Journey Proud series of documentaries about Alabama heritage and culture hosted by Hosted by Joey Brackner, Director of the Alabama Center for Traditional Culture.
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, a set on Flickr.
A precious few Whooping Cranes and thousands of Sandhill Cranes and other waterfowl on view at the Wheeler Wildlife Refuge in Decatur, Ala. If you want to go this weekend is the Crane Festival, so plenty to see and do.
Read this Wayne Flynt piece on the contributions of Alabamians to the jazz and the blues music Tuxedo Junctions and other famous places - ...
It was a good story and a worthy quest. Which will continue. Wreck found in Delta not the Clotilda, the last American slave ship | AL.com ...
My old friend and colleague Joe Songer at al.com has put together a list of outdoor adventures in each of Alabama's 67 counties. The...
The Black Warrior Waterdog (or Alabama Mudpuppy) is found only in Alabama and nowhere else in the world. The large, aquatic, nocturnal...