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By Kelby Ouchley

Louisiana's bayous and their watersheds teem with cypress bushes, alligators, crawfish, and lots of different lifestyles kinds. 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 suite of essays approximately Louisiana's average historical past, Ouchley info an awesome array of vegetation 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 quarter. jointly, Ouchley's vignettes painting brilliant and intricate habitats. yet human interplay with the bayou and our function in its survival, Ouchley argues, will be sure the way forward for those tricky ecosystems. Bayou-Diversity narrates the tale of the bayou one flower, one creature at a time, in flip illustrating the larger photo of this precious and afflicted Louisiana landscape.

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