Recent Videos and Activities for Nature

Imported Fire Ants

Fire Ants, native to South America, first entered the United States through the port of Mobile. Two species are found in the state. Black imported fire ants probably arrived about [more]

December 10, 2019

Wetumpka Crater

The Wetumpka Crater in Elmore County is the result of an ancient meteoritic impact about 85 million years ago. The crescent-shaped ridge of hills rising up to 300 feet above [more]

November 27, 2019

Mobile-Tensaw Delta

The Mobile-Tensaw Delta, or simply the delta, is located directly north of Alabama’s Mobile Bay. This vast region of wetlands and broad river valley begins northward to the confluence of [more]

October 9, 2019

Wiregrass Region

The Wiregrass Region of Southeast Alabama is named for the long-stemmed grass of its native ecosystem. When the boll weevil devastated cotton crops in the early 1900s, farmers diversified their [more]

September 20, 2019

White Sand Beaches

Alabama’s Gulf Coast is renowned for its white sand beaches. Bordering the Gulf of Mexico, it is an important part of the quality of life for many of the state’s [more]

August 12, 2019

The Black Belt

The Black Belt of Alabama, named for its dark, rich soils, contains counties in the central part of the state. Alabama’s Black Belt is part of a larger crescent-shaped area [more]

August 12, 2019

Russell Cave

Russell Cave is located in northeast Alabama in Jackson County. It is a significant archaeological site with deep deposits that are a result of frequent use by Native Americans for [more]

December 31, 2018

Dismals Canyon

Dismals Canyon, located in Franklin County, is an 85-acre area of natural sandstone gorges and geological formations surrounded by one of the few remaining old-growth virgin forests in Alabama. Perhaps [more]

October 5, 2017

Cathedral Caverns

Cathedral Caverns State Park is located near the town of Grant, in northeastern Marshall County. The limestone caverns were formed around 350 million years ago. The massive entrance is 128 [more]

October 5, 2017

Little River Canyon

The Little River Canyon National Preserve, located in Cherokee County, was created in 1992 by an act of the U.S. Congress and was dedicated as a unit of the National [more]

October 5, 2017