Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama:
JEH JEH LIVE - Jeh Jeh joined us from Cahaba Fitness for Exercise Monday. He talked with Brian Burns for some pointers using bars and bands. He also learned some new stretches. For more information call 205-968-5100 or visit www.cahabafitness.com.
ASK THE GARDENER - Alabama Cooperative Extension Agent Sallie Lee took questions from viewers about their gardening needs. You can reach her at the Extension office with your questions at 205-879-6964 ext 11.
WILDLIFE EXPERT - Stuart R. Goldsby is the Regional Hunter Education Coordinator for Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. Today he Wildlife Management. Today, wildlife conservation has evolved into a science, but its goal remains essentially the same – to ensure the wise use of management of available resources. Given the right circumstances, the living organisms that we can renewable resources can replenish themselves indefinitely. The most critical aspect of wildlife conservation is habitat management. Habitat loss presents the greatest threat to wildlife. These four essential elements must be present:
- The need for food & water.
- Cover is needed for shelter as well as to protect animals while feeding, breeding, roosting, nesting, and traveling.
- Space is necessary to avoid over-competition for food. Some animals also need a certain amount of territorial space for mating and nesting.
- Arrangement refers to the placement of food, water, cover and space in a habitat.
Habitats must be in balance in order to support wildlife. Remove a certain population of plants or animals from a community, and the community may not survive. This typically happens when urban development pushes into wildlife areas. If the conditions are balanced, game animals will produce a surplus which can be harvested.
This is the time of year when babies are being born. The Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries gets a lot of calls about abandoned fawn and other wildlife. It suggests leaving them where they are. Mom is usually not too far away. For obvious injured or orphaned contact the Rehabbers from the list on website for you area - http://www.outdooralabama.com/current-wildlife-rehabbers.
For more information call Outdoor Alabama's Wildlife section 334-242-3469, Enforcement section 334-242-3467, Fisheries section 334-242-3471, or visit www.outdooralabama.com.
BOOTS & BUCKLES - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby County holds its second annual fundraiser, "Boots & Buckles." The Shelby County office opened its doors in 2013 and since then has grown to serve over 150 matches of Big Brothers and Sisters with Little Brothers and Sisters. In order to serve more children and continue to grow the Shelby County office of Big Brothers Big Sisters is hosting its second annual western themed fundraiser, "Boots & Buckles." This memorable experience will take place on the evening of Saturday, April 30th at Venue 31 Pelham and will be a night full of live music, dancing, local food trucks, and a mechanical bull. Off the Hook and Lazy Boy BBQ food trucks will be serving their delicious fare, and Frio's Gourmet Pops will have a cart set up. There will also be a silent auction with items ranging from passes to Dollywood to a signed guitar from Billy Currington. SouthWest Water Company is the presenting sponsor for this year's event. Treymane will be providing the live music for the evening. Big Brothers Big Sisters encourages people to wear cowboy boots. All money raised helps Big Brothers Big Sisters grow a mission - providing mentors to children facing adversity in Shelby County. Individual tickets are $50 dollars and include a food ticket and two drink tickets. More information can be found at www.bootsandbuckles.info. The event includes live music, dancing, local food trucks, and even bull riding. Learn how you can positively impact a child's life through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, donate or volunteer today at www.bbbsbhm.org or by calling (205) 939-5590.
HONDA INDY GRAND PRIX WINNER - Simon Pagenaud wins the Honda Indy Grand Prix! Almost 84,000 fans showed up at Barber Motorsports Park this weekend for Indy racing action. Organizers say they sold tickets in all 50 states and six different countries to this weekend's races brings millions of dollars to town for local businesses. Sunday's race was 90 laps around the road course and ended with the Frenchman taking the checkered flag. This was the seventh time for Barber's to host the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. Pagenaud leads the points in the series right now. He took the pole position in qualifying on Saturday with a speed of 124 miles per hour. Pagenaud started his Indy career with his first race at Barber Motorsports Park back in 2011. He joined us in the Good Day kitchen back in 2013 to teach us how to make some proper French Crepes.