Exploring Natural Alabama presents Wetlands: An Introduction
April 14, 2:00 pm–4:00 pm
The Exploring Natural Alabama series (formerly Audubon Teaches Nature) returns to Oak Mountain for its twenty-eighth year with seven great programs covering a broad range of Alabama natural history. Co-sponsored by Birmingham Audubon, the Alabama Wildlife Center, and Oak Mountain Interpretive Center, these programs are free, family friendly, and open to the public. Join us!
Wetlands: An Introduction with guest speaker Larry Davenport
Wetlands have been described as nature’s filtration plant, in recognition of the important role they play in purifying our water and in erosion control. In this program, Larry will introduce you to wetlands—their development, structure, and importance. He’ll also discuss what types of plants are found here, soil characteristics, and hydrological features that help define wetlands. Bring your curiosity and questions about wetlands, and learn from the expert!
The details: This program will be held at the Oak Mountain Interpretive Center, just across the street from the Alabama Wildlife Center (404 Terrace Drive, Pelham, Alabama 35124). Cider, punch, and cookies are available starting at 1:30—come early for conversation and refreshments! Note that while the program is free, admission to Oak Mountain State Park is $5/adults, $2 for children (4–11) and seniors (62+).