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Birding Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, Dallas County, Alabama

Old Cahawba Archaeological Park near Orville was chosen as the site for the Black Belt Birding Trail Advisory Group’s May meeting and, as a bonus, we conducted a 2-hour bird walk prior to the meeting. Although the Clear Creek Nature Trail is located just west of the Visitor’s Center, we chose to bird the Capitol Reserve. This section of the park is located immediately around the site of the capitol on the southeast side of the park adjacent to the Alabama River. It is level and provides easy access to a nice variety of habitats including mixed bottomland forest with a dense understory, cypress slough, and lawn dotted with mature hardwoods, many festooned with Spanish moss. And it is an area that accommodates a large group.

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Give the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) a try!

Give the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) a try! The dates are February 14 – 17, 2014. The GBBC is a joint project of the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society with partner Bird Studies Canada.

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Visiting Black Belt Treasures…Again!

I have been to Black Belt Treasures twice recently. This is the nonprofit artist gallery in Camden. This is one of the places to put on your must visit list when touring the Black Belt. If you have time for only a day trip, we recommend that you visit Gees Bend to meet the world […]

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Quilting Lessons at Gees Bend

Have you heard of the Gees Bend Quilters? Lots of people have. Many people have been to Gees Bend to see them. Even more have purchased their quilts to display as fine art. Now, for the first time, people are actually coming to Gees Bend to take quilting lessons!

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Renovation Post 1: A Ghostly Presence

I have lived in the same house for 38 years. It has been my haven for all this time. The moment I walked in it said to me “Where have you been all this time?” It was love at first sight. I never hesitated to buy the house even though my wasband (husband at the […]

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