Monthly Archives: December 2011

November 29-30, 2011 Duck hunting – Myrtle Grove

I had the opportunity recently to participate in a couple of Women’s Workshops sponsored by Cabela’s.  Thus far, two (2) one-day week-end seminars have been held:  Fishing Basics and Hunting Basics.  I signed up for both but ended up missing … Continue reading

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November 21, 2011 – Tunica Hills

Jed, his brother and I decided to take a trip out to Tunica Hills for a day hike.  We didn’t arrive until mid-afternoon and started off on Clark Creek Trail until it ended.  From there we traveled along the almost … Continue reading

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November 15, 2011 – Volunteer planting at Elmer’s Island

I drove to Elmer’s Island to help plant the bitter panicum that had been harvested the day before at Nicholls Farm.  Also present were:   Jennifer Roberts with Bayou Land Resource Conservation & Development Council (who was in charge of … Continue reading

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November 14, 2011 – Harvesting bitter panicum at Nicholls State University Farm

I learned about this volunteer opportunity at a Halloween party from Dr. Allyse Ferrara (Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at Nicholls State University.)   Volunteers (made mostly up of students) met at Nicholls State University Farm off La 1.  This is … Continue reading

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October 28-30, 2011 – Canoe and Trail Outpost, Tylertown, MS – Paddlefest with the Bayou Haystackers

I had heard about this event for a couple of years, but since I had been in Florida attending graduate school, I was not able to attend until this year.  Paddlefest is a gathering of paddling enthusiasts that includes various … Continue reading

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October 16, 2011 – Backbone Trail, Kistachee National Forest

Jed and I were up early this morning to meet up with other hikers at the Pack and Paddle store.  The group then convoyed north of Alexandria to the Kistachee National Forest (about 1 1/2  hours away.)  When we arrived … Continue reading

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October 1, 2011 – Shell Bank Bayou

To get to this destination, Jed and I traveled on Old U.S. 51 (which runs parallel to I-55.)  This highway has lots of character and unusual inhabitants (like the kids we saw casually riding their bikes in the middle of … Continue reading

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