|Sunset At Meaher State Park|
The complex is situated where the Mobile, Spanish, Tensaw, Apalachee, and Blakeley rivers meet and flow into Mobile Bay, forming the Mobile-Tensaw Delta. About 20% of the country's water flows through this Delta.
|Five Rivers Delta Resource Center|
The center has exhibit halls, conference and classroom facilities, hiking trails and kayak launches. It is built on ground created when the causeway was built across Mobile Bay. This is from where we took our wildlife tours. We took two through WildNative Delta Safaris.
The first was a one and a half hour on their pontoon boat, Osprey. Captain Chris one of the best interpretive naturalists that I've seen. He not only knows about the natural world in the Delta, he knows and understands the history of the region. He talks about all of this in a way that anyone can understand.
|Captain Chris and Crew|
Our tour included a nice view of the Mobile skyline at sunset, and a lesson about the amazing Brown Pelican.
Several days later, we signed up for a two hour kayak wildlife tour. We were joined by a woman and her three daughters who were on spring break. This time, our guide was Jacob. Again a young man who knows and loves the ecology of the Delta. He was engaging and informative.
|Find the Alligator|
The water depth in the Bay is predominantly effected by the wind. The region has had a strong southerly wind for several weeks. Since the Bay is a large bowl, the water level is higher at the north end. Alligators hunt fish and turtles under water. The deeper the water, the fewer alligators there are to see.
|Paddeling the Alligator River|
|Delta Spider Lily|
|My Bride and I on Justin's Bay|