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2016 Nature & Outdoor Features

Alabama Geocachers, Site 343

Alabama Parrot Rescue, Site 210

Alabama Outdoors, Site 344

Alabama Wildlife Society, Site 466

Aspiring Gardeners Spot, Site 211 & 212

Birmingham Ski Club, Site 342

CartoTracks. Smart. Mapping., Site 345 – Use the GPS Map they’ve created as you tour the Festival.

Friends of Moss Rock, Site 346

The Greater Birmingham Humane Society – Mobile Adoption Unit, Site 101 (corner of Orange & Yellow Row)

Greenways / Pathways Expo, Site 375

Hoover Beautification Board, Site 208

Idlewild Adventure Co. – rock climbing wall, adjacent to the pool & Town Hall on the Village Green

Mountain Child, Site 341

Redemptive Cycles, Site 100 (corner of Orange & Yellow Row)


  • AL Wildflower Society / Blanch Dean Chapter-The Alabama Wildflower Society is a group of native plant enthusiasts who organized in 1971. Our purpose is to encourage interest in and to protect all forms of the environment including trees, plants, wilderness, soil, air and water. The Blanche Dean Chapter is the Birmingham chapter. Find us at & Facbook
  • Alabama Outdoors – get the gear and more for all of your outdoor adventures.
  • Alabama Geocachers – find hidden caches in the 350 acre Moss Rock Preserve with this fun GPS hunt activity.
  • Alabama Parrot Rescue-Alabama Parrot Rescue is a private, non-commercial organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of domesticated parrots. We strive to correct behavioral issues of birds that may not possess the proper socialization skills, so that they can live out their lives as an active member of a loving family. If you know someone who needs help with a parrot or has questions about these birds, contact us at
  • Alabama Wildlife Society – The Alabama Wildlife Center is Alabama’s oldest and largest wildlife rehabilitation and education center. Every year, AWC rescues, rehabilitates and returns to the wild almost 2,000 native birds from over 100 different species. The Alabama Wildlife Center also provides interactive conservation and environmental education for over thousands of participants across the state annually.
  • Birmingham Ski Club-Birmingham Ski Club, dedicated to the sport of snow skiing, offers 5 to 6 trips annually to major ski resorts in the western US and Canada. Other sporting activities, group travel opportunities and social events are available throughout the year. Skiers and non-skiers alike enjoy the benefits of Club membership.
  • Fly Fishing – learn the techniques from Jim Shaw and Team.
  • Friends of Moss Rock – take a hike to explore the 350 acre Moss Rock Preserve at 11am and 1pm.
  • Friends of Turkey Creek Nature Preserve-Located just 15 miles north of urban Birmingham in Pinson, Alabama, Turkey Creek Nature Preserve protects some of the most stunning beauty in the Southeast. The 466-acre preserve was established through a partnership between the state’s Forever Wild Program and the Freshwater Land Trust and is co-managed by the Southern Environmental Center at Birmingham-Southern College. Turkey Creek Nature Preserve. The rich history of the preserve dates back to prehistoric Native American inhabitants. The land at TCNP played a key role in the early days of Alabama’s industrial history; David Hanby and his family ran a grist mill and small iron forge on the banks of Turkey Creek. Today, the preserve contains some of the most biologically diverse habitats in the regio. The waters of the creek are home to three endangered species of fish: the Vermillion Darter (which lives only in Turkey Creek and nowhere else in the world), the Watercress Darter, and the Rush Darter. As well as a safe haven for wildlife, TCNP provides recreational opportunities for the general public and hands-on environmental education for young people, with programs about aquatic ecology, water quality, American history, and more. More than 100,000 visitors enjoy TCNP each year.
  • Hoover Beautification Board 
  • Idlewild Adventure Co. -Idlewild Adventure Company is a Birmingham-based guide service that leads climbing and rappelling trips, backpacking excursions and team building courses. Our rental programs includes Tentsile portable treehouses and slackline gear.
  • Mountain Child – a non-profit organization which carries out all of its work and projects through the donations of individuals and organizations who wish to become active participants in our efforts to carry hope to the children of the Himalayas.
  • The Greater Birmingham Humane Society – founded in 1883, is the largest and oldest humane society in Alabama. Over the course of our history we have witnessed the changes in our community and yet have never left the original mission of Dr. Phillips “to promote the humane treatment of people and animals through education, advocacy and services”.