Thursday, February 28, 2013

Free Stuff: 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center

Directly across the street from Meaher State Park was 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center.  It was a great way to spend a family afternoon.  The property is nestled at the point where the Mobile-Tensaw Delta meets the Mobile Bay.  It boasts several easy to moderate hiking trails as well as two indoor wildlife exhibits and the best part...they are FREE to the public.  The wildlife exhibits contained both live and taxidermy specimens.  In addition, there were interactive activities for kids throughout the exhibits like the puzzle in one of the photos below.  Apparently, they also offer story time followed by arts and crafts for children under 6 on the first and third Tuesday of every month.  Attached are links to both 5 Rivers website and Facebook with regular updates of all activities.

http://www.outdooralabama.com/outdoor-adventures/5rivers/events/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/5-Rivers-Delta-Resource-Center/74680474163?ref=nf

Sign for both Meaher and 5 Rivers 
Live squirrel!

The only live gator we saw in Alabama

View of the Delta.  Still February so plant life still very brown.

Really cool wall sculpture  "Fossil" by Bruce Larsen

Live owl

Interactive puzzle

Brian and Truman taking a break from hiking

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