February 23, 2020

Bayou-Diversity (23 February 2020)   Warm weather will soon be tickling the lawn and garden itch of many Louisiana residents.  I’d like to suggest a different way to scratch it.  Forego the usual pilgrimage to purchase exotic bedding plants, fertilizer, insecticides an...

February 16, 2020

Bayou-Diversity (16 February 2020)  I cannot choose just one favorite bird that inhabits Louisiana swamps.  You must allow me several.  However, in the avian guild no species embodies the essence of a southern swamp more than the wood duck.  Considered by many to be th...

February 9, 2020

Bayou-Diversity (9 February 2020)  Anxiously they lay in wait - Fox, Sun Flower, Persia, Sydonia, Red Chief, Lucy Robinson, Young America, W.W. Farmer, Kate Dale - their captains eyeing the slowly rising waters of the Ouachita.  During the last half of the nineteenth c...

February 2, 2020

Bayou-Diversity (2 February 2020)  Native Americans were masters at exploiting the natural resources of their environment whether in southwestern deserts or southern swamps.  Fish were highly desirable sources of protein as evidenced by their remains in hundreds of arc...

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