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Gosse Nature Walk: Birmingham


Red-tailed hawk by Maranda Mink.

February 11 , 12:00 pm 2:00 pm

Pre-registration is requested for planning purposes by 12 p.m. CST on Thursday, February 10th, and space is limited.

Our next Gosse Nature Walk takes us to the west end of the Vulcan trail. The Kiwanis Vulcan trail is a two-mile jogging and biking trail extending from directly under Vulcan to Green Springs Highway and serving as the future hub for Birmingham’s planned 750-mile Red Rock Trail System. We’ve explored the east end before, and the west end feels like a totally different trail! Join us as we get to know our urban birds and the history of the trail with a special guest from Freshwater Land Trust. All ages and abilities welcome!

The details: Meetup will be at noon in the west end parking lot off of Green Springs Hwy. located at the following GPS coordinates: 33.477954, -86.824575(Please note this is a different parking lot from the main one under Vulcan, which is approximately a two-mile walk to the meet-up location.)

As always, remember to bring plenty of water and snacks, insect repellent, rain gear, sunblock, and seasonally appropriate attire. If you have your own binoculars, you’ll definitely want to bring them along—we’ll have a limited number of loaners on hand.

In the case of inclement weather, the event may be cancelled. You may contact the trip leader the morning of the event if the weather is questionable.

Registration: To register, click on the button above. If you’re new to our online system and don’t yet have a username and password, simply click the “X” on the pop up and fill out the basic form. If you do have a login, please use it as this helps us tremendously on our end! You should receive an automated email upon registering.

Accessibility: The trail is mostly flat with some gravel and packed dirt. However, there is a moderate slope going up from the parking lot to the start of this end of the trail.

(Questions about accessibility? Email us for more information about how we can meet your needs.)

Trip leaders: Alabama Audubon Outreach & Communications Director Sarah Randolph co-leads this trip with Freshwater Land Trust’s Outreach Coordinator Rachel Mohd. Sarah’s cell is 205-422-4124 (day of event only, please).

Questions? Email the Programs Assistant.


Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Through more than seventy-five years of conservation work in one of our nation’s most ecologically rich states, Alabama Audubon has seen firsthand how diversity strengthens natural communities. We believe that the same principle applies to human communities, which is why our organization is committed to providing equitable opportunities for all Alabamians to learn about and enjoy wild birds, their habitats, and the natural world. One of the best ways to support that belief is by valuing and actively seeking to strengthen diversity among our staff, our board, and our membership. To that end, Alabama Audubon welcomes the whole of our community to our work, and strives to make our programs, classes, and events open and accessible to all.