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Beauty of the Wetlands and our Need to Preserve Them


A lake is usually well defined. A bayou is a body of water, smaller than a river or a lake, that flows softly. A swamp is not as deep as a river, lake or bayou and stays the same for most of the year with only occasional change of water level from storms, hurricanes or cold fronts pushing water into it from a larger body of water.
In Louisiana we are losing our wetlands at an astonishing rate. Our marshes are disappearing and when the marsh grass goes, the shrimp go, too, because that is the area of their spawning grounds.
Unless we act quickly we will not only lose our beautiful scenery but our greatest protection from hurricanes and our seafood that supplies the nation with most of its fresh delicacies from the water.
Salt water intrusion and industry and chemical pollution have been the main causes of the damage.
RECENTLY ADDED PHOTOS ARE USUALLY AT THE END OF THIS GALLERY.
Early Morning Mist in the Swamp
Early Morning Mist in the Swamp
Cypresses Along a Bayou
Cypresses Along a Bayou
Coastal Louisiana
Coastal Louisiana
Louisiana Bayou Scene
Louisiana Bayou Scene
Sunrise on a Very Cold Bayou LaBranche
Sunrise on a Very Cold Bayou LaBranche
Swamp Where all the Cypress Trees Were Harvested
Swamp Where all the Cypress Trees Were Harvested
Sunrise in the Cypress Marsh
Sunrise in the Cypress Marsh
Bur-marigold (Bidens laevis)
Bur-marigold (Bidens laevis)
A very old cypress tree
A very old cypress tree
Mouth of the Tchefuncte River on Lake Pontchartrain
Mouth of the Tchefuncte River on Lake Pontchartrain
Where Bayou LaBranche flows into Lake Pontchartrain
Where Bayou LaBranche flows into Lake Pontchartrain
Springtime is Approaching
Springtime is Approaching
Alligator - Young One
Alligator - Young One
Mother Nature Decorates with the Swamp Maple
Mother Nature Decorates with the Swamp Maple
A Swamp in February
A Swamp in February
A Swamp in early Spring
A Swamp in early Spring
Alligator
Alligator
Lake Bouef's Blue Herons
Lake Bouef's Blue Herons
Shall We Dance
Shall We Dance
Alligator in Waiting
Alligator in Waiting
Sportsman's Paradise
Sportsman's Paradise
Lake Bouef, Louisiana
Lake Bouef, Louisiana
One of the remaining houses
One of the remaining houses
Intrusion of Salt water from Gulf of Mexico Kills Live Oaks
Intrusion of Salt water from Gulf of Mexico Kills Live Oaks
Crinums Bloom in the LaBranche Wetlands
Crinums Bloom in the LaBranche Wetlands
Lake des Allemands
Lake des Allemands
Lake des Allemands
Lake des Allemands
Cypress Trees at Sunset
Cypress Trees at Sunset
Mid-October in the Wetlands
Mid-October in the Wetlands
Oil Industry
Oil Industry
t5%2f06%2f497506%2f4%2f119557050.hIeLiZ4g.jpg Grand Isle, Louisiana
:: Grand Isle, Louisiana ::
Isle de Jean Charles and Pointe-aux-Chenes After Hurricanes Gustav and Ike 2008
:: Isle de Jean Charles and Pointe-aux-Chenes After Hurricanes Gustav and Ike 2008 ::
Manchac
:: Manchac ::
Fresh out of Winter Hibernation
Fresh out of Winter Hibernation
Almost Springtime in the Swamp
Almost Springtime in the Swamp
Bayou Manchac Remains
Bayou Manchac Remains
Great Egret in Wetlands
Great Egret in Wetlands
Shell Oil Company to Blame
Shell Oil Company to Blame
Lac des Allemands
Lac des Allemands
 Wetlands in Autumn
Wetlands in Autumn
Bayou LaBranche
Bayou LaBranche
Dead Cypresses Killed by Saltwater Intrusion
Dead Cypresses Killed by Saltwater Intrusion
Our Vanishing Wetlands
Our Vanishing Wetlands
Wetlands Area - Still Fairly Healthy
Wetlands Area - Still Fairly Healthy
Heron in Wetlands
Heron in Wetlands
Autumn in the Wetlands of Louisiana
Autumn in the Wetlands of Louisiana
Lone Goose
Lone Goose
Almost Spring in the Wetlands
Almost Spring in the Wetlands
Snowy Egret and Alligator
Snowy Egret and Alligator
A dying swamp
A dying swamp
Cypress Trees lost to Pipeline
Cypress Trees lost to Pipeline
Scheherazade and Needlenose
Scheherazade and Needlenose
A Rookery in Full Bloom
A Rookery in Full Bloom
Egret Checking His Surroundings.
Egret Checking His Surroundings.
Beautiful Blue Egret Eggs in the Nest
Beautiful Blue Egret Eggs in the Nest
Egret Mother and Chicks in a Cypress Tree
Egret Mother and Chicks in a Cypress Tree
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall......
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall......
Big Fish for Little Chick
Big Fish for Little Chick
Great Egret Bringing a Twig to Build the Nest
Great Egret Bringing a Twig to Build the Nest
A Flying Lumberjack
A Flying Lumberjack
Great Egrets - Motherly Love
Great Egrets - Motherly Love
Great Egrets Busy With Nest Building
Great Egrets Busy With Nest Building
Great Egrets Mating
Great Egrets Mating
Great Egrets Nesting
Great Egrets Nesting
Great Egret and her Three Babies Rival the Louisiana State Seal
Great Egret and her Three Babies Rival the Louisiana State Seal
This Lady Bird is Very Busy
This Lady Bird is Very Busy
Smile for the Camera
Smile for the Camera
Anhingas in the Courting Season
Anhingas in the Courting Season
Roseate Spoonbill
Roseate Spoonbill
Teal Ducks in Migration
Teal Ducks in Migration
Anhingas Robbing the Nest of the Great Egret
Anhingas Robbing the Nest of the Great Egret
Impressionist Rendering
Impressionist Rendering
Orphaned by the Storm
Orphaned by the Storm
Newly Hatched Egrets
Newly Hatched Egrets
Anhinga Chicks
Anhinga Chicks
Cattle Egrets in Mating Colors
Cattle Egrets in Mating Colors
American Eagle
American Eagle
Little Snowy Egret in His Mating Finery
Little Snowy Egret in His Mating Finery
Heron in Mating Finery
Heron in Mating Finery
Lake Verret Sunset
Lake Verret Sunset
Dreaming of Warmer Days
Dreaming of Warmer Days
Just Another Day in Paradise
Just Another Day in Paradise
Nuptial Feathers - 2010
Nuptial Feathers - 2010
An Interlude - 2010
An Interlude - 2010
A  Cypress Sunset
A Cypress Sunset
Remembering Hilton
Remembering Hilton
American Eagle
American Eagle
Sweet Owl
Sweet Owl
Heron in Fighting Mode
Heron in Fighting Mode
Heron and Snowy egret fish in raging water in Bonnet Carre' Spillway
Heron and Snowy egret fish in raging water in Bonnet Carre' Spillway
Louisiana Pelican
Louisiana Pelican
 American Eagle
American Eagle
A Dying Swamp
A Dying Swamp
Piliated Woodpeckers
Piliated Woodpeckers