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Buck’s Pocket State Park

Did you know that Alabama has one of the richest biodiverse habitats in the southeast? The northern part of Alabama is darted with beautiful Appalachian scenery with mountains and valleys that break way to dreamy picturesque scenes. The further south you travel rolling hills gives way to gorgeous low-lying forest and swaps near the bay. You can be at a beautiful mountain lake beside the Tennessee River and within hours driving through flat lying hardwoods and pine forest. Alabama is rated the most biodiverse state east of the Mississippi and is home to many species.

If you love water, Alabama has tons of lakes, rivers, creeks and on the southern tip the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. North Alabama is abundant in rivers and lakes and home to some of the most awesome waterfalls in the southeast U.S. With so much water it only natural to have a strong animal population. It isn’t uncommon to see deer grazing early in the morning and late in the afternoon and see a flock of wild turkeys crossing the Alabama backroads.

Alabama has many species of animals including:

Deer, elk, feral swine, Domestic American bison, bobcats, mountain lions, fox coyote, wolves, American black bear, raccoon, long-tailed weasel, American mink, North American river otter, striped skunk, eastern spotted skunk, eastern mole, North American opossum, rabbit, groundhog, squirrels, North American beaver, rodents, nutria, whales, dolphin,

Alabama has many species of trees and animals and geological substrates with vast array of habitat from the Appalachian Mountain regions to the coastal beaches.

Alabama Biodiversity Facts:

  • Alabama is home to native mammal species.
  • Alabama is home to 138 tree species.
  • Alabama is home to 202 varieties freshwater snails and ranked #1 in the United States making roughly 28% of the North American species.
  • Alabama is home to 332 varieties of freshwater fish and ranked #1 in the United States making roughly 27% of the North American species.
  • Alabama is home to 27 varieties of freshwater turtles and ranked #1 in the United States making roughly 57% of the North American species.
  • Alabama is home to 85 varieties of Crayfish and ranked #1 in the United States making roughly 22% of the North American species.
  • Alabama is home to 85 varieties of Freshwater Mussels and ranked #1 in the United States making roughly 59% of the North American species.

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