Down the mulch paths you will discover a new world within the forest. A symphony of birdsong echoes, critters scamper across the woodland floor, and hundred-year-old trees tower far above.
Given by the Barber family in honor of Julia Barber, this four-acre woodland is a taste of the oak-hickory-pine forest that once covered the city of Birmingham. From the upland paths, down the sloping ridges, to the wetland boardwalk, each year thousands of schoolchildren and summer campers explore to learn about the life hidden within our native woodlands.
Remnant of Ancient Forests
Along your trip you will see thickets of Alabama croton that turn fluorescent orange in winter, blankets of mayapples and bloodroot on the forest floor in spring, groves of pawpaws with juicy fruits in summer, and canopies of Southern red oaks, tulip poplars, and Southern maples that turn brilliant colors at fall’s arrival. Don’t forget your binoculars, because Barber Alabama Woodlands is a favorite spot for our local birding community!