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Hurricane Season

Every so often, Mother Nature likes to throw a buzz saw up the Gulf of Mexico — a sort of not-so-friendly reminder of who’s really in charge. In...

Land of Healing Waters

Many are surprised to learn that Citronelle was a nationally recognized health retreat around the turn of the last century. In 1902, an observer of the city wrote,...

Into the Wild

 Photo courtesy Nature Connect Alabama   It’s difficult to escape it. The...

Best of Summer

ABOVE On a late summer afternoon, Harris Cooper perfects his cast-net throw into the calm, prolific waters of Mobile Bay. Photo by Adair Rutledge  ...

I'llNeeda

Even a remote community such as Point Clear had its share of transients. Sometimes they arrived on bicycles, sometimes on foot with tall backpacks. They typically had good...

Grass Beds

We’ve all heard it before — how the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay was once an endless meadow of underwater grass....

Major’s Creek

With Gulf Shores, Mobile Bay and the Mobile-Tensaw Delta in our own backyard, there’s no end to the adventures...

Feelin’ Blue

The scientific name for the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus, is Latin for “savory beautiful swimmer.” Talk about hitting a nail on the head. The decapod — or 10-legged...

In the Neighborhood

Ashland Place  Peace on Earth on Springhill Avenue Turn off on Lanier Avenue. With historic homes, Bellingrath Gardens-grade lawns and sidewalks running under mossy oak arbors,...

Far from a Boar

Many Mobilians are very  surprised to hear about the abundance of feral pigs throughout our area and the state in general. They’re even more surprised to learn that the...

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