And Keynote Presentation By:
Dr. Larry Davenport
Professor of Biology, Samford University
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Hear Dr. Larry J. Davenport, the foremost authority on the Cahaba Lily. Receive updates from partner groups about what is being done in Alabama to protect habitats such as those enjoyed by the beautiful Cahaba Lilies.
Plan a trip to the Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge to experience the beauty of this rare plant. The refuge is open every day, so pick a day that works for you. Or, plan your day trip around events happening near the refuge.
The Cahaba Lily Festival Program will be streaming live on Facebook and YouTube. So grab your favorite device, get comfortable, and enjoy!
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In a normal year, we provide shuttles from the Lily Center in West Blocton to the river for viewing the lilies. This year we encourage people to visit on their own.
HOW TO GET THERE
The best place to see the lilies in Alabama is at the Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge. See the location on Google Maps below. The refuge is just a short drive from Birmingham and Tuscaloosa and makes a terrific day trip.
WHEN TO GO
The best time for viewing the lilies can vary from year to year. Typically mid-to-late May is ideal, but water level and other factors can affect the start of blooming. Watch our Facebook page for updates on how the lilies are progressing through the month of May.
The best time to see the lilies is whenever you can! Pick a date (or two) and plan your trip.
For those planning to visit on the 21st, the Cahaba Lily Center will be open starting at 11 am so you can use the restroom and purchase your lily swag.
Additionally, the following food trucks will be parked in front of the Cahaba Lily Center:
Mobile Food Trailer/Truck serving Shelby and surrounding Countries. Philly Cheese Steak, Smoked Hamburgers, Sausage, and the famous DogNation Smoked Beef Hot Dogs. Flavored Homemade Lemonade and occasional “Specials from the Dog Doctor”
(Click the map to open in Google Maps)