Ecoregions of Vulcan Park

Though Vulcan stands high on a ridgeline above downtown Birmingham, he and the museum belong to the Southern Limestone/Dolomite Valleys and Low Rolling Hills (level IV) ecoregion of the Ridge and Valley (level III) ecoregion. As it turns out, Red Mountain is a smaller ridge with a very different geology – and hence ecology – than the mountains of the Southern Sandstone Ridges (level IV) ecoregion to the south.