Davis Bayou, Gulf Islands National Seashore Professional Review and Guide
"The Colmer Visitor Center at Davis Bayou should be your first stop at the Mississippi facilities. It is located at the end of a tree-shaded lane that winds along the side of the bayou. Four hundred acres are set aside in this park as woods, salt marsh, picnic areas, boardwalks, and nature trails. The grounds are well kept, and guided walks to and along the bayou are provided. Situated behind the building is an elevated observation platform overlooking the water. Davis Bayou is a tidal marsh environment with water levels that fluctuate according to high and low tides.
Migrating waterfowl include the stunning hooded merganser, among others; it is a bird-watcher’s delight. Reptiles common to the bayou include snakes, lizards, and alligators that may be seen sunning beside the water’s edge. Marsh rabbits peer out from cover in hopes the alligator’s morning feeding time has passed. The cycles of life continue here as they have for eons in close association with the whims of Mother Nature."