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Sweet as Sugar: Starks Mayhaw Festival, May 14-16

I’ve learned so many new words since moving to Louisiana eight years ago. For example, mayhaw . I recall my first trip to a farmers’ market in Lake Charles. A friendly lady stood behind a table with an impressive display of jams and jellies. I saw some jars labeled “Mayhaw Jelly.” I’d never hear of…

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My Springtime Adventure in Southwest Louisiana

A hint of salt rode on the gentle breeze as the wings of terns, cormorants, herrings, and egrets whistled in the southern wind. The air temperature was perfect, a cool, yet comfortable seventy-two degrees as the sun met the horizon, setting on a dream day in the life of an outdoor writer. From the…

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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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