Fultondale Blog Posts

A Paddler Comments on North Jefferson County's Waterways

In today's blog post, Jeremy Richter comments briefly on the state of affairs of the waterways of North Jefferson County, particularly of the Five Mile Creek watershed, here.Five Mile Creek in Fultondale, Alabama...
by North Jefferson Kayak Club on Mar 5, 2012

State of Affairs of North Jefferson County's Waterways

Like much of the rest of the waterways that make up the Five Mile Creek watershed, Black Creek has been subjected ecosystem-destroying pollution for most of the last 150 years. Much of that the result of coal mining operations along the creeks' banks...

Unleashing Darby on Black Creek in Fultondale

Darby and I have become frequenter's of Black Creek Park in Fultondale. The folks there are friendly (though not all of the dog's are, despite their owner's assurances over their growling pets' protests), and the track is almost a mile long. And besi...

Young Entrepreneurs Open Birmingham Bike Shop, Riders Choice

A new business is opening in North Birmingham, just south of Fultondale on Decatur Highway. And in this instance, youth is being served. The ownership partners of Rider's Choice are young, entrepreneurial small-business owners, who have long desired...

Identifying a Winter Blooming Tree and Nest/Cocoon

Since birds and trees aren't my strong suit, I require a little assistance. A tree across the street from my house is exhibiting the below blooms......and is home to this nest or cocoon. Can anyone identify either?

Identifying a Winter Blooming Tree and Nest/Cocoon

Since birds and trees aren’t my strong suit, I require a little assistance. A tree across the street from my house is exhibiting the below blooms… …and is home to this nest or cocoon. Can anyone identify either?

Living Large and Crashing Hard

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Living Large and Crashing Hard

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Casting a Long Shadow

Darby Retreating to the House after a Late Afternoon Outdoors :: iPhone 4...

Casting a Long Shadow

Darby Retreating to the House after a Late Afternoon Outdoors :: iPhone 4...

Fultondale and the Tornado of January 23

Fultondale was largely spared by the EF3 tornado that swept across the Birmingham area early on the Morning of January 23, 2012......but it still bears the scars and open wounds of the EF5 that traversed much of the state on April 27, 2011. Many home...

Fultondale and the Tornado of January 23

Fultondale was largely spared by the EF3 tornado that swept across the Birmingham area early on the Morning of January 23, 2012… …but it still bears the scars and open wounds of the EF5 that traversed much of the state on April 27, 2011.

A Fultondale Sky

On January 6, 2012, I tested my GoPro Hero2 for its time lapse capabilities. I pre-set the camera to take 1 photo/sec at 5Mb for a bit more than three hours, resulting in about 9700 photos. Nothing spectacular here, but it is a nice exhibition of the...

Pine Grove at Black Creek Park

I have been to Black Creek Park in Fultondale on a number of occasions, mostly passing through during a run. But yesterday's visit was more slowly paced, as I was taking Darby on our longest walk yet. There are two copses of pine trees at the park, a...

Coming Early, Staying Late

As we march deeper into what passes for Winter down here in the South, ole' Jack Frost has been coming earlier and staying later with each new day.

Work Hard, Play Hard

Well "work" may be a bit of hyperbole, but we have been working on a few tricks. Darby has "sit" down pat, and is making headway on "shake." But today's was an altogether new adventure...the Fultondale Dog Park. Since no one else was there, we h...
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