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  • Writing of the carnage at Vicksburg during the Civil War, a teenage girl living near what is now West Monroe made an interesting natural history…
  • An article recently published in the journal Science rattled the American conservation community like no other. The paper summed up the results of…
  • Not unlike humans, birds have evolved various strategies to make a living. Some are fishermen, others hunters; some travel thousands of miles within a…
  • A California veterinarian has pleaded guilty for his part in what federal prosecutors say was a plan to illegally export exotic birds from New Orleans to…
  • With the arrival of spring and summer approaching, the likelihood of crossing paths with young birds that appear to be in distress rises. While the…
  • What does it say about a country that shoots and poisons its national emblem into extinction? This scenario almost played out in America, at least in the…
  • In the realm of commercial forestry, trees with holes are undesirable. They take up space where more valuable, sound trees can grow. For that reason…
  • The source of mysteries is not limited to the likes of Tony Hillerman or P.D. James. Nature also serves up some perplexing whodunits from time to time. On…
  • The degree-toting ornithologists call her pied-billed grebe but in Louisiana she answers to “di-dipper,” or “hell-diver” on a bad day. For her the water’s…
  • One definition of the word 'lurk' is to lie in wait in a place of concealment. Among those birds that spend time along Louisiana bayous, one species in…