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Photo: Donna P. Dunning ON THE WILD SIDE Experience the Mobile-Tensaw Delta F ew destinations can claim to cover 250,000 acres, yet the Mo- bile-Tensaw Delta, right here in our own backyard, is one such place. From the base of one of the largest wetlands ecosystems in the country, and the second largest delta, we are witness to the merging of five rivers – the Mobile, 22 DISCOVER COASTAL ALABAMA - WINTER 2019 Spanish, Tensaw, Apalachee, and Blakely – and their continuing flow into Mobile Bay. With this extraordinary environmen- tal staging, it’s no wonder visitors who like to engage in outdoor activities such as boating, fishing, bird watching, pho- tography – and much more – find them- selves right at home in these parts. All ages and experience levels, including the simply curious, are welcome to explore the wonders of delta life. And it’s easy! Just minutes from Mobile, and a lo- cals’ favorite, is a singular destination for both indoor and outdoor recreation and education: The unparalleled 5 Rivers –