Posts tagged as: Nature

Callaway Gardens’ splendor captured on canvas

Callaway Gardens’ splendor captured on canvas

Pine Mountain, GA – Twenty-four notable plein air (French for “open air”) artists from across the United States were invited to Callaway Gardens last week to capture the beauty of spring on canvas. These acrylic, oil, and water painters had more than 20,000 blooming azaleas at their disposal to entice their creative senses at the […]

Arbor Day observance held in Prattville

Arbor Day observance held in Prattville

Prattville – As a wintry precipitation mix fell in the city this morning and temperatures hovered around 32 degrees, Prattville Mayor Jim Byard Jr. presented an Arbor Day Proclamation to the City’s Horticulturist, Ken Johnson, and an American sycamore tree was planted as part of the observance at Overlook Memorial Park. “I’ve been the mayor […]

Trace the footsteps of Civil War soldiers

Trace the footsteps of Civil War soldiers

Everyone should experience the Civil War. No, not the one we endured with our families over the Christmas holidays! I’m talking about that four-year period in American history when the nation was ripped in two. I must admit that as a youngster, history held little interest for me. I learned what I had to in […]

Our Prattville Pets of the Week at the Prattville-Autauga Humane Shelter: Grace and Heaven

<em>Our Prattville</em> Pets of the Week at the Prattville-Autauga Humane Shelter: Grace and Heaven

Grace, an elegant domestic long hair mix, loves to sit in the front window of the shelter and watch the outside activities, hoping one day to catch a glimpse of her next mom or dad. She is about four years old in cat years and was left by her previous owner who was moving and […]

Prattville’s Horticultural Department beautifies landscapes citywide

Prattville’s Horticultural Department beautifies landscapes citywide

Prattville – According to the most popular definition on the web, horticulturist is defined as an expert in the science of cultivating plants (fruits or flowers or vegetables or ornamental plants). Ken Johnson, the City of Prattville’s horticultural expert, has the astronomic task of promoting elegance and beauty up and down the streets of Prattville […]

Staycations are hot, and Prattville has the places to play this summer

Staycations are hot, and Prattville has the places to play this summer

Prattville – Due to the rising costs of gas and the current state of the economy (high levels of unemployment) staycations have become a popular alternative to vacations. Staycation is a portmanteau of the words stay and vacation and describes a period of time where a family or an individual stays at or near home […]

Two fishing events to be held at Pratt Park

Two fishing events to be held at Pratt Park

Prattville – The City of Prattville Leisure Services in conjunction with the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division are holding two upcoming fishing events at Pratt Park Pond in Prattville. First up is the Senior Fish Fest on Wednesday, May 27, from 7:00 AM-3:00 PM. On Saturday, June 6, it’s the Kids Fish Fest which […]

Grand Opening of Prattville’s Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Garden

Grand Opening of Prattville’s Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Garden

Prattville – At 10:00 a.m. on May 23, Phase 1 of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Garden will open to the public. Senator Wendell Mitchell, Representative Mac Gipson, Prattville Mayor Jim Byard, and other dignitaries will be on hand for the ribbon cutting at the Prattville Agricultural Experiment Station at 713 County Road 4 East. […]

White tiger at the Montgomery Zoo

White tiger at the Montgomery Zoo

Goose at the Shakespeare Festival

Goose at the Shakespeare Festival

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