March 29, 2020

Bayou-Diversity (29 March 2020)  A while back I wrote about the dispersal of white oak acorns and how they fell onto my new steep metal roof and launched themselves over the edge and into my yard.  I did not realize at the time that I would soon involuntarily mimic the...

March 15, 2020

Bayou-Diversity (15 March 2020) That an old, time-marred box turtle in my hand today could be the same one held by my great grandfather on the edge of this swamp a hundred years ago infers a connection mystical if not spiritual.  Though unlikely, it is possible....

March 8, 2020

Bayou-Diversity (8 March 2020)  In the mid-1970s I lived for a while on an old homestead in the shadow of Driskill Mountain, the highest elevation in Louisiana.  There the sole source of water for drinking, cooking, washing, and life in general was a small spring behin...

March 1, 2020

Bayou-Diversity (1 March 2020)  The term prairie usually brings forth images of treeless landscapes blanketed in a waving sea of grasses reaching to the horizon.  Indeed such was once the case across millions of acres in the American west and Midwest.  This unique habi...

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