By Kelby Ouchley
Louisiana's bayous and their watersheds teem with cypress bushes, alligators, crawfish, and plenty of different existence varieties. From Bayou Tigre to part Moon Bayou, those slow streams meander via lowlands, marshes, or even uplands to dominate the state's panorama. In Bayou-Diversity, conservationist Kelby Ouchley finds the bayou's difficult net of flowers and fauna.
Through a set of essays approximately Louisiana's usual historical past, Ouchley info an awesome array of vegetation and animals present in the Bayou nation. Baldcypress, orchids, feral hogs, eels, black bears, bald eagles, and cottonmouth snakes dwell within the good over 100 bayous of the sector. jointly, Ouchley's vignettes painting bright and intricate habitats. yet human interplay with the bayou and our position in its survival, Ouchley argues, will be sure the way forward for those complicated ecosystems.
Bayou-Diversity narrates the tale of the bayou one flower, one creature at a time, in flip illustrating the larger photo of this valuable and afflicted Louisiana landscape.
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Bayou-Diversity: Nature and People in the Louisiana Bayou Country by Kelby Ouchley