Category Archives: Conservation

Painted Buntings

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Spring in the lower MS delta brings many varieties of songbirds that favor the swamp as the place to make their nests and raise their young.  As always, we are always on the lookout  for the arrival of our “holy … Continue reading

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Horned Owls

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At the east end of the property, there is a woodlot of Honey Locust trees that my grandfather planted.  He planted this patch of trees to grow fence posts for his dairy farm as Locust is one of the most … Continue reading

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Mexico – Oaxaca & the Pueblos Mancomunados

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Recently, Claudia, Domino (k-9 unit) & I spent a week in Oaxaca, Mexico treking the “Pueblos Mancomunados”.  The PM’s are a group of like minded campesino villages located in the Sierra Azul Mountains just north of the town of Oaxaca … Continue reading

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On the trail

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This morning we woke to another unseasonably cool summer morning.  A cold front moved through the area back on Monday and brought north winds that delighted us all.  Until, that is,  the unrelenting force of the Gulf of Mexico realized the error … Continue reading

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Spring Pics

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Whistling duck wading in wetland  This morning, Claudia and I walked the wetland trail.  The tall grass on the trail was wet with dew, making the walk a bit uncomfortable for us.  That moisture was just what the doctor ordered for … Continue reading

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Paddling Panther Swamp

This morning Claudia, Domino and I paddled Deep Bayou in the Panther Swamp National Wildlife Refuge.  An unseasonably cool morning prompted us up early to get in a quick paddle before starting the days work activities.  We saw a lot … Continue reading

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Lucas Sawmill Slabbing Attachment

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The Lucas sawmill is first and foremost a circular blade sawmill.  Mine uses a 21″ diameter 3/16″ thick 5 tooth blade to rip trees into 2×8″ and smaller boards.  However, here I’m using an attachment that Lucas offers called the slabbing … Continue reading

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Whistling Ducks

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The summer of 2012 here saw lots of Whistling ducks using the wetlands area.  Many dozens of these crimson beaked ducks hung around for almost 3 months and were a lot of fun to watch.  Unlike most wild ducks, the … Continue reading

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Blue Winged Teal

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This year we’ve seen reduced numbers of Blue Winged Teal hanging around.  Last year was pretty dry and I kept water levels in the wetland high as long as I could – therefore, I think that I had one of … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Spring Arrival

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The painted bunting.  What can I say?  Certainly, one of the most beautiful birds on the planet and one that we in Mississippi are very lucky to count as one of our spring nesters.  They always arrive a couple of … Continue reading

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