Birds & Wildlife around the Gardens

These are photos that have been posted to our instagram account.

A very special thank you to Patricia Pierce, who is a very frequent visitor to and avid supporter of the Gardens. She takes wonderful photos, and has very kindly given us permission to use them. Her bird photos are the inspiration for this webpage!

Happy bees at MBG! #honeybees #carpenterbees #bees #mbgcritter1 #joepyeweed #pollinatorgarden #pollinators ...

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We are very fortunate to have a healthy population of Asimina parviflora, the dwarf pawpaw, in and around the Aromi Azalea Garden at the mobilebotanicalgardens. This one is looking really healthy and is full of apocarpic fruits. This plant is in an old family of plants that are mainly tropical. Pretty cool we have them here. Now maybe we'll get some zebra swallowtails in the gardens!! #polinatorhostplant #horticulture #botany #publichorticulture #asimina #asiminaparviflora #pawpaw #dwarfpawpaw #zebraswallowtail #swallowtail #hostplant #nativeplants #publicgardens #mbgcritter1 #mbgrg1 #mbgbutterfly1 #annonaceae ...

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Xylocopa micans, the Southern Carpenter Bee, gathering nectar from the flowers of naturalized Verbena bonariensis (which worries me....). This one had an iridescent thorax, which contrasted to its light face and golden legs. He or she was tolerant of me watching her work for a while. #xylocopa #xylocopamicans #carpenterbee #southerncarpenterbee #apidae #hymenoptera #classinsecta #horticulture #botany #publichorticulture #publicgardens #verbenabonariensis #verbena #mbgcritter1 #mbgrg1 #mbgbutterfly1 ...

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Nothing like fresh Catmint in the morning! #cats #gardencat #botanicalgardens #mbgscene #mbgcritter1 ...

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From our archives. Taken by frequent visitor Michael D Sheenan. #prettybug #mobilebotanicalgardens #insect #fly on leaf #mbgcritter1 ...

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#Redbellied #woodpecker - another wonderful photo from Patricia Pierce #mobilebotanicalgardens #mbgscene (I'm on a critter roll today:) #mbgcritter1 ...

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Tree frog photo by Michael D Sheenan. So cute! #frog #treefrog #mobilebotanicalgardens #visit #mbgscene #mbgcritter1 ...

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#treefrog and a lizard hanging out at the top of the door #mbgcritter1 ...

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This #turtle was pretending to be gravel yesterday in the #marketplace #mobilebotanicalgardens #mbgcritter1 ...

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#turtle encounter in the #greenhouse on Tuesday. Nearly tripped over him! He was very camera shy! Not sure of his name, but I was struck by his #shell - a lot paler than most we see! #mobilebotanicalgardens #mbgcritter1 ...

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#hummingbird #Gloriosa lily a stunning photo by Patricia Riley Pierce posted to our Facebook page. Thanks Patricia! #Piff #plaza #mobilebotanicalgardens #mbgscene #mbgcritter1 ...

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#Redbellied #woodpecker Patricia Pierce takes great #closeup photos of our #wildlife & #flowers #mobilebotanicalgardens #mbgscene #mbgcritter1 ...

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#camellia sasanqua 'The Surrealist' #mbgwg1 #mbgcritter1 ...

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#eastern #Towhee in the #herb #garden #mobilebotanicalgardens thanks to Patricia Pierce for the photo #bird #mbgscene #mbgcritter1 ...

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#Mockingbird in March 2015 #Birds in #mobilebotanicalgardens photo by Patricia Riley Pierce #mbgcritter1 ...

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