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Mobile APPS for Nature Lovers

If you are an outdoor enthusiast or nature lover, the chances are you have seen amazing things on your adventures. You’ve probably even taken pictures of them and shared them on social media. If you’ve ever been curious about plants, animals or phenomenon that you would like to know more about, there’s probably an app …

Hurricane Lilies

Hurricane Lilies

Hurricane lilies, a flower belonging to the genus Lycoris in the family Amaryllidaceae, are not native to North America, but they have become well established here and grow wild all along the gulf coast.  They derive their common name from the time of year they make their appearance which is at the height of the …

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Things You May Not Know about Alabama

The official beverage of Alabama is Conecuh Ridge Whiskey. Yep, it’s alcohol, and Alabama is the only state with an official alcoholic beverage. That could explain why there are places in Alabama with names like Smuteye, Chigger Hill and Scratch Ankle. After all, what sober person would come up with names like that? (More interesting Alabama place names.) Alabama …

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Things You May not Know about Texas

You could say that Texas is the original “Law and Order” state since it is home to the oldest law enforcement agency in the U.S., the Texas Rangers. And according to the state law books it  is still a hanging offense in Texas to steal cattle or to put graffiti on someone else’s cow. Texans are serious about …

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Things You May not Know about Mississippi

Jackson is one of only FOUR cities IN THE WORLD sanctioned by the International Theater-Dance committee to host the International Ballet Competition, with Moscow, Varna, and Helsinki being the other three. Mississippi is also the home of many scientific and technological advances not the least of which were the first human heart and first lung transplants in the …

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Things You May Not Know about Florida

Not only does Florida have the most coastline of any state in the continental US, but it is also the only state that borders both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. It is also the southernmost state in the US. Florida has 161 state parks and 10 state trails. Most charge a nominal …

50 Dangerous Gulf Coast Animals

50 Dangerous Gulf Coast Animals

The following is a list of 50 dangerous gulf coast animals that you need to be aware of if you live here or visit our beautiful gulf coast. I enjoy watching nature programs from the comfort of my home and thinking about how happy I am to be living where we don’t have to worry …

Three Beautiful Alabama Waterfalls Road Trip

As much as I love living along the Gulf Coast, it is wonderful to take the opportunity every now and then to explore more of our beautiful state. This weekend, my aunt and I decided take my Transit Connect van to check out a few of the many waterfalls that are so abundant in Alabama …

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 …