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Mulch mania: Dean Wilson’s battle for the Atchafalaya cypress

On Saturday, Dean Wilson was frying a small mountain of fish in the kitchen of his tiny bayou-side house with its wood-burning stove and rusting tin roof. A few chickens and a rooster were pecking around outside beside his johnboat and … Continue reading

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‘Alligator mississippiensis’ and my reptilian brain

When I encountered our fiftieth alligator (give or take) my own reptilian brain woke up with a start. It was three days ago, when Nat and I were kayaking Bayou LaBranch in golden late-afternoon sunshine.  The surrounding cypress trees had … Continue reading

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A Remarkable Parallel Journey

As Nat and I have been making our way along the edge of the Florida Panhandle on the Boudreaux, a parallel journey is happening not far away aboard an extraordinary solar-powered vessel called the Dragonfly. Bill Carlsen, an environmental education … Continue reading

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