Bellingrath Gardens and Home welcomes environmental reporter and filmmaker Ben Raines, who will describe the secrets of an ancient underwater cypress forest recently discovered south of Alabama’s Gulf Shores in the Gulf of Mexico. The cypress forest dates back to an Ice Age more than 60,000 years ago, when sea levels were 400 feet lower than today. Ben’s acclaimed documentary about the forest was released in June 2017. The event is part of the Winter Wednesdays series at Bellingrath in January and February. General admission is $14 for adults and $8 for ages 5-12; free to Bellingrath members and to ages 4 and younger. Registration is requested; to register, call 251-459-8727, or email email@example.com.