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By Kelby Ouchley

Louisiana's bayous and their watersheds teem with cypress bushes, alligators, crawfish, and plenty of different lifestyles types. 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 unearths the bayou's difficult net of wildlife. via a set of essays approximately Louisiana's common background, Ouchley info an grand array of crops and animals present in the Bayou country. Baldcypress, orchids, feral hogs, eels, black bears, bald eagles and cottonmouth snakes reside within the good over 100 bayous of the zone. jointly, Ouchley's vignettes painting brilliant and intricate habitats. yet human interplay with the bayou and our position in its survival, Ouchley argues, will make certain 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 photo of this valuable and stricken Louisiana landscape.

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