Southern Islands: Petit Bois

17 04 2013

Just a little south of Pascagoula, Mississippi you’ll find the island of Petit Bois. If you remember the island prior to the late-1960’s, you might recall it traversing the area from coastal Mississippi over to Alabama. But recent hurricanes, including Hurricane Katrina have altered the shoreline as well as the foliage on the island.

Little Woods

Little Woods

Now the island is only about six miles long, bringing the “petit” part of the Petit Bois.  Petit Bois means “Little Woods.” But in these little woods live a host of seagulls, alligators, and other wildlife.

Now the island is maintained by the U.S. National Park Service and is just one in a chain of islands, including Horn island, that separate the Mississippi Sound from the Gulf of Mexico.

But whether it’s the call of the sea, the white sandy beaches, or a great camping spot, our Southern Islands continue to call to us.

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