By Kelby Ouchley

Louisiana's bayous and their watersheds teem with cypress timber, alligators, crawfish, and plenty of different lifestyles types. From Bayou Tigre to part Moon Bayou, those gradual streams meander via lowlands, marshes, or even uplands to dominate the state's panorama. In Bayou-Diversity, conservationist Kelby Ouchley finds the bayou's complex internet of wildlife. via a suite of essays approximately Louisiana's normal background, Ouchley info an grand array of crops 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 shiny and intricate habitats. yet human interplay with the bayou and our function in its survival, Ouchley argues, will ensure the way forward for those difficult ecosystems. Bayou-Diversity narrates the tale of the bayou one flower, one creature at a time, in flip illustrating the larger photograph of this valuable and afflicted Louisiana landscape.

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