Upcoming Events

  • Sipsey Open Woods Week June 15-24

    During Open Woods Weeks, the public is welcome to drive into the Sipsey River complex along the main gravel road leading from the Jack's Drive parking area to the south gate. The main gate will be open from 4 p.m. on Friday and remain open through the following week until 4 p.m. Sunday. Canoeing, birding, fishing, picnicking and wildlife photography are welcome on these dates. Those wanting to hike, bike and horseback ride during these Open Woods Weeks should be aware that there may be an increase in vehicle traffic.  In the event the Sipsey River is out of its banks and flooding the roads, the dates will be rescheduled. More information about the Forever Wild Sipsey River Complex.

  • Wehle Open June 16

    Gate opens Saturday at 8 a.m. and closes at 4 p.m. for open trails, horseback riding, birding and fishing. Bank fishing permitted at Blue Heron Lake and Wood Duck Lake. Wehle Land Conservation Center

  • June 23 Birding Trip to Lawley Forever Wild Field Trial Area

    Birmingham Audubon is leading a birding field trip to the M. Barnett Lawley Forever Wild Field Trial Area (formerly known as the State Cattle Ranch). Greg Harber will be leading this trip to Hale County. Birders can expect to see dickcissels in the fields, as well as loggerhead ahrikes and American kestrels perched on fence posts and wires. Bald eagles, Northern bobwhites, and various egrets and herons are also a good bet. Bonus: Enjoy a slice of pie at Pie Lab in Greensboro!

  • Sipsey Open Woods Week July 13-22

    During Open Woods Weeks, the public is welcome to drive into the Sipsey River complex along the main gravel road leading from the Jack's Drive parking area to the south gate. The main gate will be open from 4 p.m. on Friday and remain open through the following week until 4 p.m. Sunday. Canoeing, birding, fishing, picnicking and wildlife photography are welcome on these dates. Those wanting to hike, bike and horseback ride during these Open Woods Weeks should be aware that there may be an increase in vehicle traffic.  In the event the Sipsey River is out of its banks and flooding the roads, the dates will be rescheduled. More information about the Forever Wild Sipsey River Complex.

  • Wehle Open July 21

    Gate opens Saturday at 8 a.m. and closes at 4 p.m. for open trails, horseback riding, birding and fishing. Bank fishing permitted at Blue Heron Lake and Wood Duck Lake. Wehle Land Conservation Center

  • Sipsey Open Woods Week August 10-19

    During Open Woods Weeks, the public is welcome to drive into the Sipsey River complex along the main gravel road leading from the Jack's Drive parking area to the south gate. The main gate will be open from 4 p.m. on Friday and remain open through the following week until 4 p.m. Sunday. Canoeing, birding, fishing, picnicking and wildlife photography are welcome on these dates. Those wanting to hike, bike and horseback ride during these Open Woods Weeks should be aware that there may be an increase in vehicle traffic.  In the event the Sipsey River is out of its banks and flooding the roads, the dates will be rescheduled. More information about the Forever Wild Sipsey River Complex.

  • Sipsey Open Woods Week Sept. 7-16

    During Open Woods Weeks, the public is welcome to drive into the Sipsey River complex along the main gravel road leading from the Jack's Drive parking area to the south gate. The main gate will be open from 4 p.m. on Friday and remain open through the following week until 4 p.m. Sunday. Canoeing, birding, fishing, picnicking and wildlife photography are welcome on these dates. Those wanting to hike, bike and horseback ride during these Open Woods Weeks should be aware that there may be an increase in vehicle traffic.  In the event the Sipsey River is out of its banks and flooding the roads, the dates will be rescheduled. More information about the Forever Wild Sipsey River Complex.

  • Frontier Days at Ft. Toulouse

    Alabama Frontier Days focuses on demonstrating life on the southern frontier during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The public can experience this “living history” as many frontier crafts and trades are demonstrated by specialists dressed in historic costume. Admission: Adults - $8 Students - $7