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  • 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…
  • Friends of Black Bayou's 22nd Annual Fall Celebration returns this Saturday, October 12, from 9 am-2 pm. The event is free to the public and highlights…
  • On the morning of December 20, 1987, I was working near the mainline Mississippi River levee in Tensas Parish. Waterfowl hunting season was ongoing, and I…
  • There was a poetry slam going down at the pond this warm, winter morning. It was discernable when I first stepped out the front door of my house on the…
  • The days of this tree are numbered and she won't likely last the winter. This prognosis is not arboreal soothsaying but rather the physics involved in…
  • Alligators did not welcome the recent spate of cold weather. The least-known aspect of alligator life history involves their behavior during the winter,…
  • No doubt landscapes tug on our psyche. Whether a snow-capped Colorado mountain or a shimmering gulf coast beach, our brains react to certain topographies…
  • About a hundred yards north of my house in the dense woods, the remnants of an old fence can be seen running north-south over a sandy-clay hill on the…
  • In Louisiana, September is the season of winding down, of transition to better times. It is as if all things in the natural world are fed up with the…
  • Subaru's Leave No Trace Traveling Trainings have made their way to Louisiana to help promote outdoor ethics and safe interactions with wildlife. The…