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April 5, 2020

Bayou-Diversity (5 April 2020)   I have come to the conclusion that alligators don’t travel well.  It’s an opinion based on several incidents that have occurred over the years in my dealings with these survivors from the age of dinosaurs.  Historically alligators were...

March 29, 2020

Bayou-Diversity (29 March 2020)  A while back I wrote about the dispersal of white oak acorns and how they fell onto my new steep metal roof and launched themselves over the edge and into my yard.  I did not realize at the time that I would soon involuntarily mimic the...

March 15, 2020

Bayou-Diversity (15 March 2020) That an old, time-marred box turtle in my hand today could be the same one held by my great grandfather on the edge of this swamp a hundred years ago infers a connection mystical if not spiritual.  Though unlikely, it is possible....

March 8, 2020

Bayou-Diversity (8 March 2020)  In the mid-1970s I lived for a while on an old homestead in the shadow of Driskill Mountain, the highest elevation in Louisiana.  There the sole source of water for drinking, cooking, washing, and life in general was a small spring behin...

March 1, 2020

Bayou-Diversity (1 March 2020)  The term prairie usually brings forth images of treeless landscapes blanketed in a waving sea of grasses reaching to the horizon.  Indeed such was once the case across millions of acres in the American west and Midwest.  This unique habi...

February 23, 2020

Bayou-Diversity (23 February 2020)   Warm weather will soon be tickling the lawn and garden itch of many Louisiana residents.  I’d like to suggest a different way to scratch it.  Forego the usual pilgrimage to purchase exotic bedding plants, fertilizer, insecticides an...

February 16, 2020

Bayou-Diversity (16 February 2020)  I cannot choose just one favorite bird that inhabits Louisiana swamps.  You must allow me several.  However, in the avian guild no species embodies the essence of a southern swamp more than the wood duck.  Considered by many to be th...

February 9, 2020

Bayou-Diversity (9 February 2020)  Anxiously they lay in wait - Fox, Sun Flower, Persia, Sydonia, Red Chief, Lucy Robinson, Young America, W.W. Farmer, Kate Dale - their captains eyeing the slowly rising waters of the Ouachita.  During the last half of the nineteenth c...

February 2, 2020

Bayou-Diversity (2 February 2020)  Native Americans were masters at exploiting the natural resources of their environment whether in southwestern deserts or southern swamps.  Fish were highly desirable sources of protein as evidenced by their remains in hundreds of arc...

January 19, 2020

Bayou-Diversity (19 January 2020)  On this place where we live and that we call Heartwood, Rocky Branch flows intermittently throughout the year.  In the last few thousand years this stream has carved a flat bottom 200 yards wide in its meandering rambles through the r...

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