December 31, 2017

We are losing the old wise ones. Some of our most erudite naturalists never heard a professor’s lecture or studied in a biology lab that reeked of formalin and moth balls. Still, they know the eddies where giant flathead catfish prowl and the ridge-top trails of foragi...

December 10, 2017

Bayou-Diversity (9 December 2017) SWAMP SNOW Swamp snows don’t come often to Louisiana. Only during a rare conjugal visit of otherwise estranged weather gods, warm wet air from the gulf overrides a lingering cold front to produce moisture that morphs into hexagonal cry...

December 4, 2017

I saw a ghost a while back. He appeared out of thin air, transformed a peaceful, bucolic scene into murderous chaos, and vanished in seconds. I loved it. It was one of the never-to-be-forgotten highlights of my experiences in the natural world. The scenario occurred in...

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