As winter is winding down so that spring can be ushered in with its bright blooms and fascinating migrants, Alabama State Parks have plenty of sights to see. We encourage you to take advantage of the warming weather and plan a visit to the parks. Spring break is coming up for many of you, and the parks are a great way to get the kids outside. Spending time in nature has been shown to have many benefits, and the Nature Conservancy put together a great infographic detailing some of these (see below). Whether you find time to explore in your own backyard or plan an adventure to one of our 22 parks, we hope that you discover something new about Alabama’s rich natural resources. To help plan your spring outing, check out this great scavenger hunt from the Nature Rocks program of the Nature Conservancy. If you have questions about any of the treasures on the list, one of the Alabama State Park naturalists is just an email away! You can also check out the Alabama State Parks Calendar of Events for fun upcoming activities.
Header photo credit: 2015 Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest; Mammals Honorable Mention-Angela Regner