Bayou-Diversity

Monday at 9 a.m. and Thursday at 1 p.m.

Kelby Ouchley, former manager of the Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge, provides expert insight into the flora and fauna of Louisiana. Each week, he brings awareness of conservation ethics and education about what makes our area special -- and worth preserving.

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Bayou-Diversity
8:18 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

Sweetgum: Liquid Amber Helped Civil War Soldiers

One of the most under-appreciated native trees in Louisiana grows in every parish, is important to wildlife, and has a fascinating local history. During the Autumn it is one of our most colorful trees as leaves on the same tree may be purple, burgundy, orange and yellow.

  (adapted from Flora and Fauna of the Civil War by Kelby Ouchley, LSU Press)

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Environment
8:10 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

Mistletoe: Parasites, Sacred Trees and Lightning Spawn

The Druids thought it peculiar also. As you are traveling around the next few days, scan the tops of the leafless hardwood trees and look for the dark green clumps of mistletoe. Now contemplate just how they cam about growing in the loftiest boughs of our tallest oaks.

    

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