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Spring Birding Hot Spots (Part 2)

Being raised in the wetlands of Southwest Louisiana, I’ve grown up knowing some of the best places to find all sorts of birds. My family’s hunting camp deep in the marshes of Cameron Parish, accessible only by boat, has made it easy for me to be familiar with the area and to know where to find…

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Spring Birding in Southwest Louisiana (Part 1)

Looking back now, I don’t know that I’ve ever fully appreciated the incredible fortune of being raised in the wetlands of Southwest Louisiana. I consider myself lucky. Lucky to have a father who to this day spends his every free moment guiding his boat through the seemingly endless, winding trails…

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Crawfish: Farm-to-Table

I don’t know about you but I am always up for an adventure! So when I was introduced to a local crawfish farmer and invited to see a crawfish harvest in action, I grabbed my “Cajun Reeboks” (aka rubber boots) and headed out to the field. Crawfishing is one of Louisiana’s truest forms of farm to…

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Spring Bird Migration in Lake Charles

Roseate Spoonbills are abundant in Southwest Louisiana. This picture was taken during a Grosse Savanne Eco-tour. Photo by John K. Flores By the end of February, halfway into the six weeks of remaining winter the groundhog forecasts for northerners, the winds begin to shift from…

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