Wednesday, September 30, 2020--Wild Wednesday!

We've got a wildlife-filled lineup for Wild Wednesday of #Fry-Down2020! Please enjoy them, and don't forget to donate!

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Redhorse: A Cahaba River Tradition (airing at 6pm CST)

Six Samford University students embark on an expedition with Professor Jim Brown to learn the traditional way to snare River Redhorse fish? (They won’t take a hook.) Samford students who have taken Dr. Brown's folklore class will be familiar with the outdoor activity of roping the redhorse in their natural habitat along the Cahaba River. The documentary takes you along the journey of the Film Production students attempting to find the redhorse fish and successfully rope them out of the water. This documentary was created by Samford film students and sponsored by Samford SGA and Samford Journalism and Mass Communication. Cahaba River Society thanks Professor Brown and Samford for allowing this special showing for Fry-Down 2020.

Get through your Hump Day lunch hour with Feel the Beat Entertainment!

Feel The Beat Entertainment is here to get the party started! A staple of the Fry-Down festival, they know how to get people on their feet and dancing.


World Turtle Day with Ruffner Mountain

Celebrate World Turtle Day with two of Ruffner Mountain’s turtle animal ambassadors and learn how you can help with turtle conservation from Animal Husbandry Expert Aaron Hathcock.


Ask Cahaba River Society: What’s the biggest fish in the Cahaba? 

Part of our new Virtual CLEAN Environmental Education series, Cahaba River Society Field Director, Dr. Randy Haddock, answers a question from Coraline, a 4th grader from Shelby County about the biggest fish ever found in the Cahaba River. In fact, the biggest fish ever caught inland in Alabama was caught on the Cahaba River. Do you have a Cahaba question for us? Send it to!

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Moth 101 with Ruffner Mountain

What are some differences between moths and butterflies? Find out in this "Moth 101" video led by Christine Johnston, Programs Director of Ruffner Mountain Nature Center.




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