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Published June 2007

Get Out Your Walking Shoes! -- Ruffner Mountain Visit in June

Get out your walking shoes and go with us on a stroll through Birmingham’s woodland park and nature center, Ruffner Mountain, at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday June 16th.  Ruffner Mountain sits along and atop Red Mountain in the East Lake area and has a terrific view of downtown Birmingham.  There are ancient rocks with the waves and fossils of sea life that lived in this area when Birmingham was under the ocean.  The forest is predominately hardwood filled with native birds, a few mammals and wonderful shrubs and wildflowers.  For any who would like to stay, there is a native foods workshop (but please call Ruffner Mountain to reserve your place 833-8264) that Saturday morning.

Ruffner Mountain Nature Center 1214 81st Street South Birmingham, AL 35206  Tel: 833-8264

Ruffner Mountain map

From I-20 East: Take the Oporto-Madrid Blvd. exit (#132). Turn left onto Oporto-Madrid Blvd. Go to Rugby Ave.; turn right. Go to 81st Street, turn right.

From I-20 West: Take the Montevallo Rd. exit (#132). At the end of the exit ramp, go straight. Follow the sign to Oporto-Madrid Blvd.; turn right onto Oporto-Madrid. Go to Rugby Ave.; turn right. Go to 81st St., turn right.

From I-59 North or South: Take the 1st Ave. North exit (#132). Turn right onto 1st Ave. North. At the first intersection take a right onto 83rd St. South. Follow 83rd St. South for several blocks until it bears to the right and becomes Rugby Ave. Follow Rugby Ave. to 81st St. South, turn left.
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