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!

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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Chomp chomp! Poor pepper never stood a chance! #hungrycaterpillar #caterpillar #peppers #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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Tree frog photo by Michael D Sheenan. So cute! #frog #treefrog #mobilebotanicalgardens #visit #mbgscene #mbgcritter1 ...

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We had some visitors who saw Bubba on our social media and decided they absolutely needed to come to the Gardens to meet him! We pay him in treats for his marketing expertise! #mbgcritter1 #mbgscene #officecat #botanicalgardens ...

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

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Bubba is supervising our big printing job... I’d say he’s really on top of it! Ha! #officecat #mbgcritter1 #botanicalgardens #mbgscene ...

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Little Blue #Heron in Three Mile Creek watershed at MBG in July photo by Patricia Pierce #mobilebotanicalgardens #mbgcritter1 ...

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Ohhh the light! Not too sure why these little guys decided to congregate on this one lightbulb! #mbgscene #mbgcritter1 #coolinsects #light ...

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Come out and enjoy the beautiful weather! Jack certainly is! #mbgscene #mbgcritter1 #botanicalgardens #cutedog ...

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