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Mobile's Landscape

The Mobile-Tensaw River Delta is one of the largest intact wetland ecosystems in America. This maze of rivers, bayous, creeks, streams, lakes, and wetlands is home to an abundance of plant and animal life. The oak dominated hardwood forest, laden with Spanish moss, and intermingled with pines and an undergrowth of shrubs, herbs, and beautiful flowers plays host to 126 species of fish, 40 species of mammals, 69 species of reptiles, 30 species of amphibians, 500 species of plants and more than 300 species of birds. Now that's a lot of life.

 

 

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When it comes to plant life, this climate offers year-round gorgeous buds and blooms including azaleas (spring), camellias (winter), an array of tropical plants (summer), and chrysanthemums (fall). Mobile is referred to as the Azalea City, and was home to the historic Azalea Trail. There is a popular annual race, The Azalea Trail Run, -http://www.pcpacers.org/atr - that zig zags through the city during the peak of the azalea bloom.

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Bellingrath Gardens and Home is responsible for Mobile's reputation as an azalea mecca, and some of the country's largest and most incredible blooms can be enjoyed there each spring. Equally stunning is Bellingrath's display of outdoor cascading mums - the largest in the United States. Each November, the horticultural staff works tirelessly to present blankets of color which flow from the windows of the Bellingrath Museum Home, across the handrails of bridges, and through every nook and cranny of the 65 acre public garden.

 

 

 

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Christmas Nights of Lights

Over 1 million LED lights, driven by over 10,000 computer…more
Nov 10 – Jan 1

Fall Outdoor Cascading Chrysanthemums at

See America's largest outdoor cascading chrysanthemum display…more
Nov 4 – Nov 29

Ice Skating at the Fort

Celebrate the holidays by ice skating in the Fort of Colonial…more
Nov 24 – Mar 4

Magic Christmas in Lights at Bellingrath Gardens

Enjoy one of the most popular holiday events in the Southeast at…more
Nov 24 – Dec 31

Connect to Your Coast

Join us for a very special Connect to You Coast event at…more
Nov 30

December LoDa ArtWalk - Elfapalooza

It's a special LoDa Artwalk - Elfapalooza!  Dress in red…more
Dec 8

Bon Voyage Opening Party

Join the museum staff and friends for the grand opening of the…more
Dec 14

Titanic Honour & Glory

Established in 2002, Titanic Honour & Glory is a national…more
Dec 15 – Apr 15

MoonPie Over Mobile New Year's Eve Celebrate

Ring in 2018 and the Mardi Gras season with a fireworks show,…more
Dec 31

Mardi Gras, Mobile-style!

Did you know that Mobile is the birthplace of America's…more
Jan 26 – Feb 13

 


 

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