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From the day we arrive on the planet and blinking, step into the Sun. There's more to be seen than can ever be seen. More to do than can ever be done. 🦁🦁🦁 Comment below if you figured out where that's from. Haha. β€’
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#ruffnermountain #ruffnermountainnaturepreserve #l4l #like4like #likeforlike #hikingadventures #gohiking #explorenature #goexplore #ventureout #hikingtrail #adventureculture #adventureisoutthere #f4f #follow4follow #livelifetothefullest #enjoyeverymoment

*Classical playing in background* The green tree frog contemplates the ephemeral beauty that is Ruffner Mountain. πŸ“·: Bob Farley

Just a little pre eclipse #hike, that's all. #ruffnermountain

I need more days like today

I got to spend this morning making a nest out of natural and foraged materials in the first installment of ✨Visual Ecology with Doug Baulos✨ at Ruffner! I already knew @dougbaulos as a talented and thoughtful artist, but now I know that he's a compelling teacher, too. I thought I was coming to an art class and ended up at a class on expression, papermaking, conservation, birding, sculpting, and myself~ ❀️ He'll be leading these once a month til the end of the year and has all sorts of cool projects planned, so be sure to check our calendar and sign up for the next one! #RuffnerMountain #VisualEcology #EcoArt

Great hike with great friends. #ruffnermountain

This is Tom Forsee (and his red truck in the background). I met him years ago in this same spot when I was planting a fragrant sumac at @ruffnermt We've been friends ever since. He is a great guy, a strong volunteer, and he has a lot of ideas about connecting green spaces and connecting people to nature. #ruffnermountain #habitatgarden #habitatgardenclub

Ridge and Valley Trail, #RuffnerMountain Nature Preserve, #BHAM #ALA

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*Classical playing in background* The green tree frog contemplates the ephemeral beauty that is Ruffner Mountain. πŸ“·: Bob Farley

I'm just waitin for all that dry rot tread to fall apartπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ #dryrot #ruffnermountain #rider4life

Just a little pre eclipse #hike, that's all. #ruffnermountain

Damn thing still held together by marking tapeπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ #dirtbike #riderforlife #ruffnermountain

From the day we arrive on the planet and blinking, step into the Sun. There's more to be seen than can ever be seen. More to do than can ever be done. 🦁🦁🦁 Comment below if you figured out where that's from. Haha. β€’
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#ruffnermountain #ruffnermountainnaturepreserve #l4l #like4like #likeforlike #hikingadventures #gohiking #explorenature #goexplore #ventureout #hikingtrail #adventureculture #adventureisoutthere #f4f #follow4follow #livelifetothefullest #enjoyeverymoment

The Wildlife Curator of Ruffner Mountain anticipates the wildlife on our mountain to quieten down and go to roost, as they would before a storm or in the evening time. One would assume that the total amount of pollen collecting from pollinators will be lower as a result, foraging behavior by animals become suspended, birds to stop chirping, frogs to start calling, cicadas to quieten, that sort of thing. She does not anticipate beetles to start building strange altars, birds to fly in backwards figure eights, or coyotes to start speaking in French.
#solareclipse2017 #solareclipse #ruffnermountain #ecology #wildlife #eclipse

I got to spend this morning making a nest out of natural and foraged materials in the first installment of ✨Visual Ecology with Doug Baulos✨ at Ruffner! I already knew @dougbaulos as a talented and thoughtful artist, but now I know that he's a compelling teacher, too. I thought I was coming to an art class and ended up at a class on expression, papermaking, conservation, birding, sculpting, and myself~ ❀️ He'll be leading these once a month til the end of the year and has all sorts of cool projects planned, so be sure to check our calendar and sign up for the next one! #RuffnerMountain #VisualEcology #EcoArt

Met @simplyhumannature and his lovely family during Thanksgiving travels last year

Are you interested in working outside, learning more about native fauna (like the Great horned owl), gardening, carpentry, or just getting a little exercise? If you said yes to any of these, then this Saturday's Community Workday is a great opportunity to get out and engage with your community, and maybe get your hands a little dirty in the process!
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For this particular work day we will be working on outdoor animal exibits, including cleaning the Great Horned owl cage and building a new hide box, cleaning the hillside of brush and overgrowth in front of the outdoor cages.
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In addition to this, we may continue work to extend the split-rail fence along the top of parking lot.
We hope to see you there!
Register here: https://ruffnermountain.org/whatsgoingon/community-work-day-august

#roadtrip #hiking #detour to #ruffnermountain #alabama #girlswhohike i #learned so many new things about the #wildlife and #plantlife in this part of the #country and walked 4 #trails saw a #quarry and #cambrianera #boulders #redclay and #ironore / #hematite infused #rocks and #soil not to mention the #treeporn πŸ‘ŒπŸ»βœŒπŸ½πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ˜ #appreciate #nature πŸΎπŸŒ²β˜˜οΈπŸŒ±πŸŒΏπŸƒπŸ„πŸŒ·πŸŒΌ #explore #🌎 #theworld πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸŒˆπŸŒˆπŸŒˆ #goodtimes #ontheroad #alabamawoods

Happy work anniversary, Chivon! As of today our Wildlife Curator, Chivon Morse, has been at Ruffner Mountain for six years! She cares for each and every animal at Ruffner on a daily basis, Grady included (pictured here), and she is an ambassador for our native animal friends all across Birmingham. We really don't know what we'd do without her. Thank you, Chivon! 🐍

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