Every year the Weeks Bay Foundation produces a unique ornament featuring wildlife and habitats that exemplify coastal Alabama. These beautiful hand-designed pieces make a wonderful addition to any holiday display. Many of our members collect them as keepsakes to commemorate their years of support for the Foundation. Get yours today!
2018 Ornament features the Purple Gallinule
Lurking in the marshes of the extreme southeastern U.S. lives one of the most vividly colored birds in all of North America. Purple Gallinules combine cherry red, sky blue, moss green, aquamarine, indigo, violet, and school-bus yellow, a color palette that blends surprisingly well with tropical and subtropical wetlands. Watch for these long-legged, long-toed birds stepping gingerly across water lilies and other floating vegetation as they hunt frogs and invertebrates or pick at tubers.
Ornaments may be purchased online (see link below), or at the Weeks Bay Reserve Visitor Center, or Fairhope Pharmacy’s Christmas Around the Corner. Ornaments are $19.