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Ghosts of the Black Belt

Sturdivant Hall

Ghost stories and ghostly events echo from the banks of our rivers and the front porches of our historic homes. An antebellum home with a restaurant now known for pie but originally filled with ghostly whispers is but one example. Read on to learn where you’ll get the best boo for your buck. (And good […]

Great Backyard Bird Count

Gees Bend Ferry

OFF THE PORCH with Judy and Don Self As we write, the 115th Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is about to get under way. Between the 14th of December and 5th of January, tens of thousands of volunteers will take to the field to count the birds in over 2000 count circles, each 15 miles […]

13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey Commemorative Edition

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Written in the rich tradition of Southern story-telling, 13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey has captivated generations of readers of all ages with its colorful and suspenseful legends. In these tales of spectral visitations, Windham and Figh infuse each story with a wealth of fact and folklore about Alabama history and the old South. In the […]

Birding Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, Dallas County, Alabama

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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 […]

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