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Pascagoula River Audubon Center

Emily and I spent the morning in Moss Point, MS at the Pascagoula River Audubon Center buying native species plants, admiring the hummingbirds and taking in the trails and nature center. We especially enjoyed the trail down to the boat launch and plan to come back on a kayaking trip in the near future. You can find more images of our visit on my photography website.

hummingbird
My granddaughter Emily is becoming a quite good photographer.

According to the center’s website, “The Center provides visitors and students direct exposure and experience in such a rich environment, serves as a demonstration site for environmentally-friendly landscaping, and is a portal to nature-based programming for all ages. The Pascagoula River Audubon Center is one of 41 educational facilities operated nationwide by the National Audubon Society. ” It is located in Moss Point on the Mississippi gulf coast.

Pascagoula River Audubon Center
A view from the boat launch at the Pascagoula River Audubon Center

The center is only open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., but they do occasionally have events on the weekend and some weekday evenings. You can follow them on FB to get the latest information about upcoming events and activities.

Pascagoula River Audubon Center
There were many displays and drawers full of specimens inside the center. A few tanks lined one wall, and there was also a gift shop and a small meeting room.

Outdoor enthusiasts will be happy to know that the center does have a kayak launch that is available for use for a small fee.

kayak launch
Kayak launch at the Pascagoula River Audubon Center

We ended up buying a few native species plants to put in my yard. I have four acres around my house and am trying to landscape the majority of it with native species plants and natural features. The center showcases this kind of landscaping in several areas in and around the main building.

Mississippi native plants
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