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Bayou-Diversity

  • There is obviously some truth in the old adage "out of sight, out of mind." Humans are a visual species with large areas of our brain dedicated to…
  • A boyhood on the edge of Louisiana swamp is fraught with danger, some real but most imagined. An example of the latter occurred when as adolescents my…
  • Thank you, O Lord, in this bountiful season for the five senses to relish your world. Thank you for the succulent smells of the fruits of the earth in the…
  • Kelby Ouchley, wildlife biologist, author and radio host, will speak on American alligators Thursday, Feb. 1 at 4:30 p.m. in the Union Museum of History…
  • Most Bayou Diversity programs involve wildlife in some form or fashion. But who places value on wildlife and just how much is wildlife worth these days? A…
  • I saw a ghost a while back. He appeared out of thin air, transformed a peaceful, bucolic scene into murderous chaos, and vanished in seconds. I loved it.…
  • We are losing the old wise ones. Some of our most erudite naturalists never heard a professor's lecture or studied in a biology lab that reeked of…
  • Historians agree that the American president with the greatest conservation legacy was Theodore Roosevelt. Among his many accomplishments in that arena…
  • While on a late afternoon walk in the bottom north of the house, I heard a commotion in the dry, freshly fallen leaves beyond the creek. Something was…
  • As a species we humans are infamous for behavior not conducive to our own long-term well-being. Consider the frequency of wars, the unbridled depletion of…