The following photos reflect the beauty of our unique coastal community and its people. Annual Great Drift Paddle along Dog River Scenic Blueway. 2017 closed loop paddle inside Perch Creek – McNally Park. 2017 Dog River’s Annual Great Drift, this time from Perch Creek. Ospreys build nest. Photo: Debi Foster Alba Beach, privately owned by MAWSS, has suffered severe erosion over decades of wave action. Photo: Debi Foster Perch Creek West off DIP is a launch into the Dog River Scenic Blueway. Photo: Debi Foster Cruise ship heading to Mobile River. Photo: Greg Vrachalus. Paddle along Perch Creek. Snowy Egret. Photo: Debbie Watkins Raccoon. Photo: Debi Foster Marsh rabbit. Photo: Christian Miller Kayak fishing on the bay – Rob Nykvist. Spider Lily Gulf fritillary butterfly feeds on native Lantana. Photo: Debi Foster God planted a sunflower at my living shoreline June 2014 Native coastal goldenrod is not an allergen. It’s the neighboring ragweed that makes you sneeze. Photo: Debi Foster Groundsel tree (Baccharis halimifolia) is a wetland native popular with all things that buzz. Photo: Debi Foster God’s reminder that it’s Easter. Great American White Pelicans winter along the shores of Mobile Bay. Photo: Debi Foster American Woodcock hides among the forest floor of the Perch Creek area. Photo: Debi Foster Shrimpers call it day on Mobile Bay. Heading into Dog River. Photo: Debi Foster Cardinal Hundreds participate every year in our annual Crepe Myrtle Trail Ride across Brookley Field and down the Western Shore of Mobile Bay.