December 29, 2019

Bayou-Diversity (29 January 2019)  On the surface it doesn’t seem possible.  How can we catch all the fish in the seas?  Analogies do exist. 

Bison were once the most numerous single species of large wild mammal on the planet.  They blanketed the Gre...

December 21, 2019

Bayou-Diversity (21 December 2019)   Nothing characterizes a southern swamp more than a giant moss-draped cypress tree standing knee-deep in a backwater slough.  Technically known as baldcypress, these survivors of ancient life forms once found across North America and...

December 15, 2019

Bayou-Diversity (15 December 2019)  Well, the druids thought it peculiar also. As you are traveling around the next few days, scan the tops of the leafless hardwood trees and look for the dark green clumps of mistletoe. Now contemplate just how they came about growing...

December 8, 2019

Bayou-Diversity (8 December 2019)  I have seen the beginning and end of time.  It first appeared on the steep slope of a volcanic crater perhaps a quarter mile distant and flowed toward us in the form of a giant bull elephant.  His gait was such that he moved without m...

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