Bayou-Diversity: Nature and People in the Louisiana Bayou Country

Bayou Diversity Nature and People in the Louisiana Bayou Country Louisiana s bayous and their watersheds teem with cypress trees alligators crawfish and many other life forms From Bayou Tigre to Half Moon Bayou these sluggish streams meander through lowlands m

  • Title: Bayou-Diversity: Nature and People in the Louisiana Bayou Country
  • Author: Kelby Ouchley
  • ISBN: 9780807138595
  • Page: 271
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Louisiana s bayous and their watersheds teem with cypress trees, alligators, crawfish, and many other life forms From Bayou Tigre to Half Moon Bayou, these sluggish streams meander through lowlands, marshes, and even uplands to dominate the state s landscape In Bayou Diversity, conservationist Kelby Ouchley reveals the bayou s intricate web of flora and fauna.Through a cLouisiana s bayous and their watersheds teem with cypress trees, alligators, crawfish, and many other life forms From Bayou Tigre to Half Moon Bayou, these sluggish streams meander through lowlands, marshes, and even uplands to dominate the state s landscape In Bayou Diversity, conservationist Kelby Ouchley reveals the bayou s intricate web of flora and fauna.Through a collection of essays about Louisiana s natural history, Ouchley details an amazing array of plants and animals found in the Bayou State Baldcypress, orchids, feral hogs, eels, black bears, bald eagles, and cottonmouth snakes live in the well over a hundred bayous of the region Collectively, Ouchley s vignettes portray vibrant and complex habitats But human interaction with the bayou and our role in its survival, Ouchley argues, will determine the future of these intricate ecosystems.Bayou Diversity narrates the story of the bayou one flower, one creature at a time, in turn illustrating the bigger picture of this treasured and troubled Louisiana landscape.

    One thought on “Bayou-Diversity: Nature and People in the Louisiana Bayou Country”

    1. Small book but packed with facts and observations. I love this book! It is like taking a walk in the woods with a friend! Kelby Ouchley writes like he is talking to a friend, explaining the wonders of nature as you stroll along. Each vignette is short but packed with facts. You can pick it up and put it down, skip around, skip the spiders and snakes altogether, and still enjoy every bit of the book. I actually keep it on my night table and reread an entry or two if I want to. I highly recommend [...]

    2. Great collection of essays. It made it a quick, easy read that was full of interesting facts and stories.

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