Elevated above the city on vertical bluffs, Abita Springs sits on a land-shelf of sorts. Bays Thicket is the lowest point in this elevation, while Greenstone sits at the highest. The majority of this area is covered in thick woodlands, with the exception of Calloway, which is a wide open and lush valley with grassy knolls. Everything here is green, except in the winter when trees die and grasses dry out for the season. It's still quite peaceful here though, if not more in the colder months.
When people claim that the wilderness outside the city makes it seem like a whole other world, they are likely talking about Abita Springs. The cliffs carrying the greenery above the industrial corruption likely helps a lot, though. Silence drowns out the city noises below, allowing for peaceful serenity.
Kentucky Bluegrass, Dandelion, and White Clover are all grasses found all over this area, while Maple-leaved Viburnum, Witch Hazel, and Huckleberry are found in areas with brush or large amounts of it, like in the forests; Pitch Pine and Chestnut Oak trees populate the nearby woodlands.
rodents, birds, ungulates, Cougars, Red Foxes, bears, reptiles, fish, and other small mammals
For more detail and specific fauna, please visit the Abita Springs page!