Welcome to the Tarkiln Bayou Scavenger Hunt! I hope you have fun learning a lot about our plants and animals! Take a walk down the boardwalk trail to see if you can find all 10 signs. Be sure to scan the QR to learn a new fact.

History: Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park derives its name from the bayou which empties into Perdido Bay. During the 1800s, tarkilns were located on the adjacent peninsula to process the tar removed from southern yellow pines. Visitors can still find an occasional “cat face” in some of the larger pine trees where ceramic pots were used to capture the seeping tar. While pine tar was an important resource for the maritime industry, it was also used in the production of soaps and animal medicines.

Why did I choose my Gold Award here and what is it about? My Gold award project is about educating the community about our animals and plants while having fun! I wanted to do this project because when I first went to Tarkiln I wanted something fun to do while on the boardwalk.

About me: My name is Ryan Clarke this project is for my Gold award which is the highest award a girl scout can earn. My hobbies are soccer, flag football, and art.