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July 28, 2019

Bayou-Diversity (28 July 2019)  A recent night of thunderstorms temporarily assuaged the tree-killing drought.  By mid-morning of the following day plants were displaying the reprieve in leaves with restored turgor pressure after weeks in a state of progressive wilt....

July 20, 2019

Bayou-Diversity (20 July 2019)  Not unlike humans, birds have evolved various strategies to make a living.  Some are fishermen, others hunters; some travel thousands of miles within a year to survive, others work from home.  Some forage widely across the landscape, oth...

July 12, 2019

Bayou-Diversity (12 July 2019) For the last six weeks I have dwelled in places where the word “bayou” is unfamiliar to most people.  Maps of the region are absent the names “D’Arbonne,” “de L’Outre,” “Teche,” and the like.  There are no such streams with their characte...

July 7, 2019

Bayou-Diversity (7 July 2019)   For many southern palates ambrosia can be defined as a home-grown, vine-ripened, freshly sliced tomato.  In their long journey to domestication tomatoes have made a number of interesting stops around the world, none less so than the U.S....

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