Black Belt Treasures

Black Belt Treasures is a non-profit economic development program marketing high quality products from the Black Belt region. The Black Belt takes its name from a band of rich black soil that stretches across south central Alabama. The region first prospered because it was ideally suited for growing cotton, but it also has been fertile […]

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Conecuh Sausage Factory & Gift Shop

Conecuh hickory smoked products began back in 1947. A lot of preparation goes into producing the delicious smoked sausage, bacon, ham and turkeys. Only the best quality meats have been chosen. Those quality meats have been prepared with a patented blend of seasonings. They are then smoked over a pure hickory fire for that True […]

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The Knud Nielsen Company

The Knud Nielsen Company has guided tours available by appointment. You can make appointments by visiting them on the web or by calling 800-633-1682. Mr. Nielsen immigrated to the United States in 1911 from Denmark, where he had been introduced to the foliage preserving business. He worked for two years in the office of the […]

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Birding Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, Dallas County, Alabama

Old Cahawba Archaeological Park near Orville was chosen as the site for the Black Belt Birding Trail Advisory Group’s May meeting and, as a bonus, we conducted a 2-hour bird walk prior to the meeting. Although the Clear Creek Nature Trail is located just west of the Visitor’s Center, we chose to bird the Capitol Reserve. This section of the park is located immediately around the site of the capitol on the southeast side of the park adjacent to the Alabama River. It is level and provides easy access to a nice variety of habitats including mixed bottomland forest with a dense understory, cypress slough, and lawn dotted with mature hardwoods, many festooned with Spanish moss. And it is an area that accommodates a large group.

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Give the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) a try!

Give the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) a try! The dates are February 14 – 17, 2014. The GBBC is a joint project of the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society with partner Bird Studies Canada.

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Birding Wilcox County

Wilcox County, Alabama, is likely best known for its numerous outdoor opportunities. The rural landscape boasts an impressive selection birds. The county has more miles of riverfront than any other county in south Alabama. It includes four sites along the Black Belt Birding Trail: Chilatchee Creek Park, Gees Bend and the Gees Bend Ferry, Roland Cooper State Park, and Shell Creek Park, also known as Millers Ferry Park.

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Birding Marengo County

Home to beautiful cities like Demopolis and fascinating locations like the Rural Heritage Center in Thomaston, Marengo County is also home to the rich soil that the area is named for. Consequently, it is rich with diverse animal and plant life, making it a wonderful place to search for birds at places like Chickasaw State Park, the Dempolis River Walk, Foscue Creek Park, and Spillway Falls Park.

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Birding Choctaw County

Choctaw County is rich with bird-life. There are three stops along the Black Belt Birding Trail here: Bladon Springs State Park, Choctaw Wildlife Refuge and the Corps of Engineers site Service Park (also known as Coffeeville Lake).

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