There was a huge fire just north of the campground here at Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores, Alabama at the end of June 2011. It burned about 900 to 1000 acres. It did not burn down this viewing/resting abode along one of the walking/hiking trails.
It did, however, burn all the area to the east, where Man is looking. These bull rushes and grasses have come back since the fire. The naturalist here told us that this area was totally burnt, and now, we can begin to see it turn green again.