Bayou-diversity

Bayou-diversity

Nature and People in the Louisiana Bayou Country

eBook - 2011
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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 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.

Publisher: Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, La. : c2011
ISBN: 9780807138601
0807138606
0807138622
9780807138625
0807138614
9780807138618
0807138606
0807138592
9780807138595
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 226 p.) : ill., maps

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