Thursday, March 1, 2018

Hoo's watching who? I always feel like I'm being watched out here !


2-18-2018, Bald Eagle. Spooked two while walking in.
2-18-2018, Barred Owl
2-18-2018, Gator in the little pond























 

Monday, February 26, 2018

Just when you think you know what you've got..........

Always something new going on at the place and something new to catalog. The Acadiana Master Naturalists came out to the property after a half day of presentations at LDWF in New Iberia and walked a loop around the place learning about all the restoration efforts. Billy F. came along and wanted to net some fish  and minnows for a project he is working on at home.

Billy F. educating A.M.N. students (probably with Cricket Frog in hand).




After the A.M.N. left we went back into the property to find some puddles. We brought a dip net and a bucket with a battery powered air stone to keep the catch alive until Billy could get em home. First puddle we stopped at we drug the net through the 2-4 inch deep water and caught some Sailfin Mollies, Green Sunfish, Golden Top Minnows, Sheepshead Minnows, lots of crawfish .....AND...a minnow that looked different. 

Bayou Killifish (this is an update to my original post where the minnow was identified as a Salt Marsh Topminnow).



Here she is in all her glory! 2-17-2017

Monday, November 13, 2017

Sometimes you get lucky...

Have been trying to get pictures of dragonflies in flight. Not and easy task, but had a little luck this time.




Common Green Darner

Common Green Darner

Common Green Darner


Common Green Darner

Monday, October 9, 2017

A couple new plants found while on the tractor last week.....the list keeps ticking up.

Lobelia puberula (Downy lobelia) October 2017.

Lobelia puberula (Downy lobelia) October 2017.

Lobelia puberula (Downy lobelia) October 2017.

Lobelia puberula (Downy lobelia) October 2017.

Sorghastrum nutans (Indian Grass) October 2017.


Sorghastrum nutans (Indian Grass) October 2017.

Sorghastrum nutans (Indian Grass) October 2017.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Sweet Acacia transplants doing superb! Thank you Bill Fontenot.

Dug these thorny Sweet Acacias up as 9-12" single stem pop ups in Bill Fontenot's yard in  2015.  Man are they taking off 6 feet tall now!




Unfortunate Necessities

I have always hated fences, and still do. I now hate building them too. I decided last winter to put up a barbed wire fence to keep out the locals on four wheelers which in fact took me most of the winter to build (a day here and weekend there). This month I finally built a gate for the corner. It was one spot the local poachers used to sit and shoot at deer and pigs from. They will have a much harder time now as their view and access is obstructed. I don't have to make it easy for them anyway, do I? Now I have to spend a lot of time maintaining the fence too.
View from gate corner prior to gate.
H brace.


 
 
Gate with modified fencing runners screwed to the metal tubing.

New gate with 8' fence boards to obstruct poachers view!

View from outside property.  No open shooting lane anymore!