Come along on a pictorial summer tour of the plants and animals in our habitat in southeastern Louisiana. We've included information about the habits of the birds and animals and descriptions of the plants.
The Green and the Gray Tree Frog live in the forests and fields of south Louisiana. We have been fortunate to take photographs of both juvenile and adult tree frogs.
Okra is a favorite southern vegetable. We like it in many dishes and we even pickle it. Here's an easy to make appetizer using pickled okra, cream cheese and ham.
Information about the Spicebush Swallowtail and its larval and nectar plants are provided in this article. Many photographs of the butterfly and flowers by Y.L. Bordelon aka naturegirl7 illustrate the page.
Photographs of and information about red-bellied woodpeckers in southeastern Louisiana are featured in this article. They are permanent residents of our habitat and we have photographed them throughout the year.
Ratatouille is a delicious, healthy Mediterranean dish. An assortment of fresh vegetables is used in this easy to prepare recipe.
Lablab purpureus or Hyacinth Bean is a beautiful, easy to grow edible vine. It grows in most climates and provides a quick and attractive screen with its lavender flowers and purple beans and stems. You'll find...
Take a virtual late spring tour of the flowers in a sustainable backyard habitat located in southeastern Louisiana. Photographs of and information about both native and introduced flowering plants is included.
Luffa gourds are fun and easy to grow. The spongy interiors make great natural sponges for the bath or the kitchen. Young Lufas are edible and also called Chinese okra.
How to grow and cook mirlitons or vegetable pears.
Information about and pictures of both Monarch butterflies and native and tropical milkweed are featured. Tips on how to grow milkweed is included as well as photographs of the life cycle of the Monarch butterfly.
Information about the life cycle, nectar and larval plants and photos of the Tiger Swallowtail are included on this page.
This photo journal is about the habits and life cycle of the Carolina Wren that live in our habitat in southeastern Louisiana.
Photographs taken by the author take you into the life of a pair of northern Cardinal birds as they nest and raise young.
Bird baths and other water features are used by many birds and wildlife. Here you'll find pictures of and instruction how to build some dripping backyard water fountains.
Louisiana abounds with reptiles, including snakes. We have photographed and studied some of the snakes that live in southeastern Louisiana.
Early spring flowers in southeastern Louisiana bloom in February. Come take a pictorial tour of our backyard habitat along the Tchefuncte River.
How to transplant vegetable, herb and flower seedlings is easy to do, even for beginning gardeners. Pictures and step by step instructions are provided.
Motion Sensor Game Cameras are not just for hunters. Many photographers use these automatic cameras to scout good spots to take pictures. Moultrie Game Cameras are affordable and of good quality.
Child friendly Mardi Gras celebrations and books are featured in this photograph filled article about Mardi Gras customs in small towns in Louisiana.
Jayne Ann Krentz is a prolific writer of paranormal Romance novels. If you enjoy Nora Roberts, then you'll enjoy Krentz's Arcane Society books.
The Eastern Black Swallowtail butterfly can be found in the south and southwest. Its caterpillars feed on members of the parsley family. Photos and information about identification and attracting them to your garden are...