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    North Zone dove season opens Labor Day weekend

    Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Director Chuck Sykes wants to make sure dove hunters are not caught flat-footed this September when the season opens earlier than usual. The North Zone dove season will open on Labor Day weekend this year, a week earlier than...

    Weather safety on the water

    CULLMAN, Ala. - With summer settling in for the long, hot foreseeable future, many residents are taking to area lakes for some fun in the sun. The Tribune spoke with Cullman County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Phyllis Little, who offered advice about the...

    Participate in Alabama Backyard BioBlitz June 5

    FAIRHOPE, Ala. - All Alabamians are invited to join Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in celebrating World Environment Day by participating in the Alabama Backyard BioBlitz Friday, June 5, 2020. The event encourages the public to explore and document the natural world from...

    Awesome Trail opens at Joe Wheeler State Park

    David Rainer, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources  Those who love to explore nature have another opportunity with the opening of the new trail at Joe Wheeler State Park in northwest Alabama. The name of the new 8-mile pathway is the Awesome Trail, literally. Ken...

    Asian giant hornets? Murder hornets? Not in Alabama

    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. - Neighborhoods and social media are buzzing with hype as citizens are concerned about “murder hornets.” Alabama Cooperative Extension System professionals would like to put this rumor to rest. These stinging insects have not been found in Alabama. However, the detection of...

    Controlling fire ants this spring

    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. - Those preparing their summer vegetable gardens may find their plots already teeming with life, but not the kind they would like to see. Fire ants are common in yards, flowerbeds, playgrounds and gardens throughout Alabama. Kelly Palmer, an Alabama Extension livestock...

    How to start a vegetable garden

    CULLMAN, Ala. - With quarantine still underway, some are itching to get outside and some are picking up new hobbies to pass the time. For those interested in starting a vegetable garden, Cullman County Extension Coordinator Tony Glover’s got you covered. Glover forwarded the Alabama...

    Alabama’s outdoors provides solutions for social distancing

    David Rainer, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources While Governor Kay Ivey and Dr. Scott Harris, chair of the Governor's COVID-19 Task Force, work hard alongside other state, national, and private enterprise leaders to mitigate the effects of the novel coronavirus and bring its...

    Alabama State Parks naturalists to provide virtual programming

    For all those nature lovers who are unable to visit one of the beautiful Alabama State Parks due to the COVID-19 precautionary measures, the State Park Naturalists will bring the parks to you via modern technology. During the effort to prevent the spread of the...

    Spring landscaping tips from Cullman County Extension Coordinator Tony Glover

    CULLMAN, Ala. – Warm, comfortable weather is around the corner with the arrival of spring. The Tribune spoke with Cullman County Extension Coordinator Tony Glover for some helpful tips with landscape renovations you can do in preparation for the warm weather season. Glover shared, “It’s...

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