The Cranes are Coming

The whooping crane (Grus americana) is one of just two crane species found in North America. As the tallest flying bird in North America, it stands five feet tall and has a seven to eight foot wing span!

Watching for Monarchs

Have you noticed the hint of autumn in the air? It is probably safe to say most folks across Alabama breathe a sigh of relief when the weather patterns begin their seasonal shift from summer to fall. These changes signal more than just a break from the heat as many migrating animals begin their journey south. One such critter is the monarch butterfly. These beauties usually pass through Alabama in late September and early October as they head to their wintering grounds in Mexico.
Subscribe to Parks Explorer: September 2015