Longleaf Forest

There’s an old long-leaf pine forest in the heart of Mobile.

The 35-acre forest is maintained using controlled burns to encourage native species and to restore the habitat that thrived there for thousands of years. Naturalists have identified 175 vascular plants and 72 woody plants in the forest. Several species of milkweed contribute to a great habitat for Monarch butterflies. At least one endangered animal is living there.

It’s all part of the 100 acre Mobile Botanical Gardens on Museum Drive. Combine that with the lakes and open spaces of Langan Park, and we have 720 acres of diverse habitat right here in town. When was the last time you visited?

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