A Visit to the Grand Bay Savanna Wildlife Management Area in Bayou La Batre, Alabama

Tucked away in Bayou La Batre is a secret that few know about, an untamed place full of wonderful, mysterious, and potentially dangerous things. Here you’ll find carnivorous plants, wild animals with ferocious appetites, and tiny insects that have the ability to make you want to claw your face off. My adventure buddy, Amanda, and …

A Peaceful Walk through Forested Wetlands At Muddy Creek Nature Trail in Theodore, Alabama

About four miles north of Bellingrath Gardens there’s a hidden gem for nature lovers visiting or living on the Alabama Gulf Coast. This little area which makes up the Muddy Creek Nature Trail in Theodore was set aside as a preserve when land was destroyed to build the industrial complex that cut Dauphin Island Parkway …

A Meditative Walk Through the Fontainebleau Nature Trail at the Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge in Mississippi

Our nature walk through the Fontainebleau Nature Trail at the Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge in Gautier, Mississippi was full of very pleasant surprises. The most unexpected thing we encountered was a steep drop-off of the terrain into a deep gulley. This area of Mississippi is located on the edge of the Mississippi coast, and …

A Meditative Walk through the Audubon Bird Sanctuary Nature Trail at Dauphin Island, Alabama

Labor Day weekend, my cousin and I made a couple of trips to the Audubon Bird Sanctuary on Dauphin Island which is about a 20 minute drive from Irvington. Amanda was really hoping to catch a glimpse of the fox that everyone from the island is posting images of on FB and Instagram, but all …

Enjoy Nature at Lightning Point Bayou La Batre, Alabama

The opportunity to enjoy nature at Lightning Point Bayou La Batre, Alabama has improved in the last few months with the first phase of a restoration project in place. Local boaters can still easily launch their small boats from the city docks, and folks are still welcome to fish in the shallow water as long …

Glenn Sebastian Nature Trail at the University of South Alabama

We took a peaceful walk through the Glenn Sebastian Nature Trails on the campus of the University of South Alabama early in the morning on October 1, 2022. The weather was perfect with beautiful skies and mild temperatures. The trail begins just across the street from a very well maintained outdoor workout area for students …

How Much Rain Does Mobile Alabama Get

Just how much rain does Mobile Alabama get? Statistics show that Mobile gets 66.4 inches of rain per year on average which is nearly double the national average of 38 inches per year.

Blue Angels 75th Anniversary Homecoming

More images available in my air show Gallery on my Jlouphotography website. A month ago I had the privilege of spending time with two of my precious grandsons that I seldom get to see. Their mom invited me to join them for a weekend stay at Navarre Beach to catch the Blue Angels 75th Anniversary …