Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserveis a 1,011 acre natural oasis located on one of the last undeveloped stretches of the Red Mountain ridge known as Ruffner Mountain. Just a 10 minute escape from downtown Birmingham–Ruffner feels like a world away. Enjoy a short stroll or explore the mountain for an all day adventure. Miles of peaceful forested trails and spectacular views from several overlooks await those who venture out.
Bird houses are home tweet home for some birds. Other bird houses, however, are simply meant for decoration. Join us at Ruffner and decorate whatever kind of bird house suits you. You are welcome to bring your own bird house to decorate, or buy one. Paint and other art supplies will be provided. Judges will pick winners for: Most Creative Bird House and “Greenest” Bird House (Children and Adults categories). All houses will then be displayed in the large tree next to the Treehouse. Not only will your bird house be a piece of art work on its own, it will also be a part of a bigger collaborative piece!