I had the privilege of learning about bark of the Bald Cypress while visiting Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge in Decatur, Alabama. The Bald Cypress wood is rot-resistant and its strength enables it to withstand strong winds without overturning. Plus, according … Continue reading The Bark of the Bald Cypress
Fifty years ago in March 1965, marchers sought to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama in an effort to achieve the right to register to vote. The first attempt is remembered as Bloody Sunday because the peaceful protest evolved in to law enforcement beating marchers with billy clubs and blood ran in the […]
I enjoy reading signs and I fell in love with this path marker yesterday at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge. In order to fully experience the Whooping Cranes and the Sandhill Cranes, observers were encouraged to keep the noise down. Check … Continue reading Which Way Challenge 1/16/17
Apparently there are only about 600 whooping cranes in the United States and today, I got to see 2 of them! According to the national wildlife park rangers, There are two flyways: one flyway bears about 300 cranes and the other about 100 cranes. Of the 100 cranes on the second flyway, about 20 winter at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge in Alabama. Talk about the sight of a lifetime!
The Whooping Cranes standout bright white – amongst their grey-colored brethren, the Sandhill Cranes. The Sandhills are exceptionally populous. Thousands gathered near the banks of Flint Creek. There were only a few at 7:30 a.m., then through the morning hundreds upon thousands more arrived.
Listen to thousands of Sandhill Cranes call in unison Continue reading Song of the Sandhill Crane
Fifty years ago in March 1965, marchers sought to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama in an effort to achieve the right to register to vote. The first attempt is remembered as Bloody Sunday because the peaceful protest … Continue reading Bloody Sunday 2015
Today my son and I had the privilege to experience the 50th anniversary of the Bloody Sunday march in Selma, Alabama commemorating the fight for voting rights. The day began as we left our accommodations in nearby Prattville, Alabama, about … Continue reading Selma
Think Travyon Martin. Think Jordan Davis. Think Oscar Grant at Fruitvale Station. Think Central Park Five. OK. Now rewind the clock 80 years. And envision life in the South. It is 1931 . Enter the Scottsboro Boys. In all of … Continue reading Scottsboro Boys Museum and Cultural Center.
Yesterday I traveled to a place not so far from home but yet a world away. I am not a part of the Redstone Arsenal Community and access is limited to those who have need to visit and work there. … Continue reading A world away