Updates & Photos from the bayou
We found a patch of lilies blooming
along the route and have really been
enjoying them.
 7/8/05
Attakapas Adventures Swamp Tours
I was going to be thrilled to be able to show one of the two young Osprey that we have been watching for over the
last couple of months.  The picture with the young one was taken on 6/14/05.  On the 22nd when we rounded the
corner, my heart sank.  The entire top of the tree was gone.  We had a pretty bad thunderstorm the night before
and I'm not sure if it was lightening or wind that broke it.  One lone Osprey was circling over head with moss as
though he were trying to repair the nest.  I don't know if the mother and young made it.  The entire top of the tree
along with the nest lays at the bottom of the tree.
 
We caught this Rosette Spoonbill feeding along
the for a while.  This picture doesn't do it justice
and I will continue to try and get a better shot.  I
am always amazed at their beauty. They were
once slaughtered for their pink wings for ladies
fans and only numbered 20-30 pairs.
  7/28/05
This Swallow-Tail Kite was amazing.  It was one
of 4 flying overhead and was difficult to catch.
 
6/29/05
This little fellow climbed out of a hole in the log,
watched us for a bit, then disappeared into the
swamp.
 7/28/05
Some Yellow Lotus blooming around an old
cypress stump.  Also called Grand of Olay
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6/29/04
Attakapas Adventures
Cptn. Ginger A. Rushing
Napoleonville, La. 70390
985-369-8588 or 985-637-8923
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Louisiana Heron
An Anhinga drying off after fishing.
9/04/05
Water Hyacinth blooming in a bayou.  This is
a very invasive non-native plant.  A mat can
double in size in 11 days!  This will totally
clog a bayou.  It was brought into Louisiana
in 1890 during the World Cotton Expo in New
Orleans and escaped into the wild.