Egrets & Otters & Books, Oh My!


It’s finally here…my second Children’s Picture Book! With lovely illustrations by Kayla Harris Johnson, we meet another local character, finding his way in the pastures and wetlands of Louisiana. While these books are available in both Print & eBook format … Continue reading

A Football Field of Wetlands


A football field.  You just pictured one in your mind’s eye, didn’t you? What American hasn’t played on one, marched on one, cheered on one, or at least seen one on TV?  Now you’re wondering what wetlands loss and football … Continue reading

Bald Cypress – Sentinels of the Swamp


This article received a Excellence in Craft 1st Place award in Magazine Regular Feature from the Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association in 2014.  I was very, very excited!!! Deep in the swamp, the darkness of alluvial mud creates a reflective canvas … Continue reading

Dale Stewart & Bayou Woman on “Nature’s Edge”


Last month was a busy one, and as I mentioned in a previous post, I had a visit from this gentleman, Dale Stewart.  Hailing originally from Lake Charles, LA and having grown up in Lafayette, LA, his bayou country roots … Continue reading

Speckled Trout Fishing in the Winter


  Recently, I had the opportunity to do some winter speckled trout fishing with Lyle Johnson of Ascension Outdoors TV show.  Lyle is always fun to compete with on a fishing trip; although I never set up the competition–it just … Continue reading