Creek Walking in Birmingham – Shades Creek
and Its Major Urban Tributaries – By James Lowery
Since Summer 2005, during periods of low water, James Lowery has been walking in sections of Shades Creek and its 3 major urban tributaries in the Birmingham area. By walking in the creeks, he is able to observe first hand the dynamics of the creeks, what has been done to them in the urban environment, the wildlife of the creeks, and the things that people have thrown into the creeks or that have washed in through storm drains. This program will present his findings, will show the 3 major urban tributaries of Shades Creek, and will talk about some of the “strange” things he has found in the creeks. Pictured here, James is showing a bowling ball, one of three found in Shades Creek.