Recent Videos and Activities for Nature

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

Mary Ivy Burks

Mary Ivy Burks was a leading force behind the founding of the Alabama Conservancy the state’s first independent environmental organization. She served as its first president, its first executive director, [more]

July 6, 2017

Talladega National Forest

The 375,000 acres that make up the three ranger districts of Talladega National Forest were purchased by the federal government in 1936 as part of an effort to restore clear-cut [more]

July 6, 2017

Mount Cheaha

Cheaha Mountain, often called Mount Cheaha, is the highest natural point in Alabama at 2,407 feet above sea level. It is located in north-central Alabama in Cheaha State Park. Surrounded [more]

June 19, 2017

Cahaba Lilies

The Cahaba lily, named for the Cahaba River, is an aquatic plant native to the major river systems of Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina.  In Alabama, its best-known natural habitat is the shoals [more]

June 19, 2017

DeSoto Caverns

The DeSoto Caverns is best known for its Great Onyx Cathedral, some 120 feet high and larger than a football field. The limestone cave, roughly 3 million years old, has [more]

April 13, 2017

Demopolis Chalk Bluffs

Alabama is home to a diverse and widespread variety of minerals. Chalk, a soft, extremely fine-textured variety of limestone, occurs in the Coastal Plain section of west-central Alabama. Originally formed [more]

April 13, 2017

Longleaf Pine

Longleaf pine forests once dominated the Coastal Plain region of Alabama, which covers much of the lower portion of the state. It was excluded only from the Black Belt and [more]

February 16, 2017