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July 29, 2018

Bayou-Diversity (29 July 2018)  Boys are impressionable creatures.  They hone in on pronouncements that combine adventure and danger.  Such was my experience many years ago when I was warned by elders to avoid at all costs an insect with the moniker “cow killer.”  How...

July 22, 2018

Bayou-Diversity (22 July 2018) LOUISIANA HEAT   Always during the play of August days in Louisiana when the temperature taps the century mark, the sun breaks first on the horizon like a glowing, fertile egg yolk.   If there has been no recent respite in the earth’s nat...

July 15, 2018

Bayou-Diversity (15 July 2018)  Abita Carter was a half-Choctaw woman born about 1846 in an Indian community near present day Calhoun, Louisiana.  She grew up in the household and was educated by settlers in the Marion area.  In her late teens she became romantically i...

July 8, 2018

Bayou-Diversity (8 July 2018) Had you been sitting on the bank of Bayou Bartholomew several miles below Bastrop on the afternoon of December 13, 1857, you would have heard her piercing scream long before she came into view. Heavily laden with cotton bales, the steamboa...

July 1, 2018

Bayou-Diversity (1 July 2018)  Medicare, Medicaid, cancer, and heart disease are a few examples of human health issues that seem to constantly make head-lines.  But even for many of us who are outdoor enthusiasts, the health of Louisiana’s native wildlife populations i...

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