December 30, 2018

Bayou-Diversity (30 December 2018)  At the very mouth of the Mississippi River there is a small island that once served as the headquarters of Delta National Wildlife Refuge.  A surplus fire tower was erected on the site in order that the wardens might watch for poache...

December 23, 2018

Bayou-Diversity (23 December 2018)  Visitors to Louisiana are often perplexed by the peculiar terms we use to describe our waterways and other natural features.  One of the most common questions asked by these naïve outsiders is, “What is a bayou?”  The word is ubiquit...

December 16, 2018

Bayou-Diversity (16 December 2018) To me, the word “PEE-can” is synonymous with the chamber pots of days past.  However, a national survey conducted in 2003 finds that “PEE-can” over “pa-KAWN” is the overwhelming choice among Americans.  I’ll not conform to the majorit...

December 8, 2018

Bayou-Diversity (8 December 2018)  Beneath the wings of Cassiopeia they rise in a cloud at dawn from the Arctic tundra of La Perouse Bay to ride the back draft of a cold front racing toward the Gulf of Mexico. Circling for altitude, clusters break away to form chevrons...

December 2, 2018

Bayou-Diversity (2 December 2018)  Her days are numbered and she won’t likely last the winter.  This prognosis is not arboreal soothsaying but rather the physics involved in supporting upright tons of wood fiber.  Just look at the photo!  Already she cants thirty degre...

December 1, 2018

Bayou-Diversity (1 December 2018)  If you enjoy this Bayou-Diversity blog and are in need of holiday gifts, please consider my books.   You can find them on Amazon at .  In the Monroe, LA area they...

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