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Aug 25, 2010 2:49 PM by Katie Durio

Beaucoup Ways to Enjoy Louisiana's Sportsman's Paradise

 

SPORTSMAN’S PARADISE

 

 

 

As requested, PovertyPointReservoirState Park, Delhi – Guided Trail Hike, 10 a.m. Join a park ranger on a guided tour throughout the park’s trail system to observe wildlife, bird watch, identify flora and fauna and much more. For more information call 800-474-0392 toll free or 878-7536 locally.

 

 

 

Sept. 4, Lake Claiborne State Park, Homer – Leaf Collection, 10 a.m. Visitors are invited to hike the park trails with the site naturalist to learn about the local trees and discuss their adaptations while making their own leaf press collection. For more information call 888-677-2524 toll free or 927-2976 locally.

 

 

Sept. 4, LakeD’Arbonne State Park, Farmerville – Nature Art Program, 10 a.m. Kids will enjoy drawing and painting nature found in the park. For more information call 888-677-5200 toll free or 368-6291 locally.

 

 

Sept. 4, Poverty Point State Historic Site, Epps – Birds of Poverty Point, 1 p.m. Guests can test their knowledge and identify various birds while they join the site ranger for a 1.5 mile walk on the hiking trails.  Bring your binoculars and your curiosity, as guests will also learn about the importance of birds to the Poverty Point Culture. For more information call 888-926-5492 toll free or 926-5492 locally.

 

 

Sept. 4, Mansfield State Historic Site, Mansfield – Civil War Soldier Life, 2 p.m. This program will explore the daily life of an average Civil War soldier. A park ranger will explain the uniforms, equipment and armament used and carried by a Civil War infantryman. Also discussed will be the function and operation of a Civil War musket and bayonet. For more information call 888-677-6267 toll free or 872-1474 locally.

 

 

Sept. 4, Lake Bistineau State Park, Doyline – Interpretive Hayride, 8 p.m. Visitors are invited to join a park ranger for a hayride tour of Lake Bistineau SP. For more information call 888-677-2478 toll free or 745-3503 locally.

 

 

Sept. 5, Poverty Point State Historic Site, Epps – Tool Demonstration, 1- 4 p.m. Guests can come explore the tools used in the daily life of the Poverty Point Culture.  The function and operation of tools used for living and hunting will be discussed.  Guests can also learn about the origin and making of these ancient tools by the Poverty Point Culture. For more information call 888-926-5492 toll free or 926-5492 locally.

 

 

Sept. 11, Lake Claiborne State Park, Homer – Deer Aging Workshop, 10 a.m. Visitors are invited to learn how to age deer by sight and utilizing jaw bones. For more information call 888-677-2524 toll free or 927-2976 locally.

 

 

Sept. 11, Lake Bistineau State Park, Doyline – Campfire Cooking with Bayou Pots, 11 a.m. This program will feature the different ways to cook over a campfire. The Bayou Pots Dutch Oven Society will also conduct demonstrations on Black Pot cooking. For more information call 888-677-2478 toll free or 745-3505 locally.

 

 

Sept. 11, PovertyPointState Historic Site, Epps – Night Hike, Dusk. Guests can come explore the Poverty Point Culture by joining a park ranger on a guided 1.5 mile hike at night and identify flora and fauna, and hopefully view some night-time wildlife.  The hike will conclude with some storytelling and a campfire.  For more information call 888-926-5492 toll free or 926-5492 locally.

 

 

Sept. 17, Poverty Point State Historic Site, Epps – What’s Wrong with This Picture, 9:30 a.m.  Join us at Poverty Point SHS and discover information on Native American history through out time.  Guests will have fun interacting and creating a pictorial historical timeline with the help of an interpreter while they puzzle out what the correct or true picture of Native American history would be.  For more information call 888-926-5492 toll free or 926-5492 locally.

 

 

Sept. 18, LakeD’Arbonne State Park, Farmerville – Dutch Oven Gathering, 9 a.m. Everyone is invited to come watch or join in the cooking. For more information call 888-677-5200 toll free or 368-6291 locally.

 

 

Sept. 18, Lake Claiborne State Park, Homer – Adaptations, 10 a.m. Visitors are invited to hike the park trails with the site naturalist to identify local wildlife and discuss their adaptations and the niche they fill. For more information call 888-677-2524 toll free or 927-2976 locally.

 

 

Sept. 18, Lake Bistineau State Park, Doyline – Birdfeeder Building1 p.m. Visitors will learn how to make birdfeeders from common household items. For more information call 888-677-2478 toll free or 745-3505 locally.

 

 

Sept. 24, LakeD’Arbonne State Park, Farmerville – Navigating the Sky, after dark. This program will use the new Sky Scout GPS locator and telescope to locate and identify stars. For more information call 888-677-5200 toll free or 368-6291 locally.

 

 

Sept. 25, Lake Claiborne State Park, Homer – Outdoor Cooking Workshop, 10 a.m. Visitors are invited to learn about outdoor cooking and how to maintain and care for cast-iron cookware. For more information call 888-677-2524 toll free or 927-2976 locally.

 

 

Sept. 25, LakeD’Arbonne State Park, Farmerville – Environmental Conservation, 10 a.m. This program will discuss topics such as how to conserve water and electricity, how to use less paper and plastic, how to recycle everyday items like cans, paper and plastic, and how solar and wind power produce electricity. For more information call 888-677-5200 toll free or 368-6291 locally.

 

 

Sept. 25, Lake Bistineau State Park, Doyline – Edible Plants, 1 p.m. Participants will take a hike and learn about the various edible plants that grow in the woods. For more information call 888-677-2478 toll free or 745-3505 locally.

 

 

Sept. 25, MansfieldState Historic Site, Mansfield - Battle of Mansfield Lecture, 2 p.m.  The Battle of Mansfield was one of the largest Civil War battles in the West, involving almost 30,000 men.  Using a large-scale battlefield map, park staff will re-trace the fighting and action as it occurred on April 8, 1864.  Why was the battle fought?  Who won, who lost?  Come and find out during this informative lecture. For more information call 888-677-6267 toll free or 872-1474 locally.

 

 

CROSSROADS

 

 

 

Upon request, HodgesGardensState Park, Florien – Garden Tour, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Join the site ranger for a stroll through the cultivated and natural gardens of the park and learn about the process of landscaping and planting. For more information call 800-354-3523 toll free or 586-4020 locally.

 

 

Upon request, RebelState Historic Site, Marthaville – Nature Hike, 4 p.m. This 1.5 mile hike will take visitors through Rebel SHS on the Rebel Outback Trail. For more information call 888-677-3600 toll free or 472-6255 locally.

 

 

Daily, RebelState Historic Site, Marthaville – Musical Petting Zoo, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Visitors can view the collection of stringed instruments on display to touch, play, and enjoy. For more information call 888-677-3600 toll free or 472-6255 locally.

 

 

Daily, RebelState Historic Site, Marthaville – The Listening Library, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Visitors can listen to country recordings and access the collection of books and films that tell the story of the roots of country music. For more information call 888-677-3600 toll free or 472-6255 locally.

 

 

Fridays, South ToledoBend State Park, Anacoco – Feeding the Birds and Squirrels, 9:30 a.m. Children are invited to help feed the birds and squirrels at the VisitorCenter. For more information call 888-398-4770 toll free or 286-9075 locally.

 

 

Fridays, South Toledo Bend State Park, Anacoco – Nature Walk, 10 a.m. Join the park ranger at the Visitor Center for a morning wake-up walk and learn about the local history, birds, trees and other interesting topics. For more information call 888-398-4770 toll free or 286-9079 locally.

 

 

Saturdays, South Toledo Bend State Park, Anacoco – Bald Eagle Hike, 8 a.m. Visitors are invited to hike to the Bald Eagle’s Nest, learn about the history of Sabine River and surrounding area. Trees, birds, and other interesting information will be given. Additional hikes can be scheduled with the Interpretive Ranger at the VisitorCenter. For more information call 888-398-4770 toll free or 286-9079 locally.

 

 

 

Sept. 4, Hodges Gardens State Park, Florien – Water Garden Tour, 9:30 a.m. Participants are invited to join park horticulturist on a tour of the water garden to learn how to introduce the beautiful perennials into your landscape. For more information call 800-354-3523 toll free or 586-4020 locally.

 

 

Sept. 5, Hodges Gardens State Park, Florien – Caterpillars, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are invited to look at caterpillars and talk about where they came from and what they become. For more information call 800-354-3523 toll free or 586-4020 locally.

 

 

Sept. 11, Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site, Natchitoches – French Marine Garrison Duty, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The site will present a program on the daily life of the French Marines assigned during the 1750s. Topics will vary each month. For information please call 888-677-7853 toll free or 357-3101 locally.

 

 

Sept. 11, Hodges Gardens State Park, Florien – Flutterfest, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Visitors are invited to spend time in the garden surrounded by butterflies with events such as butterfly identification, photo exhibits, guest speakers, coloring contests and more throughout the day. For more information call 800-354-3523 toll free or 586-4020 locally.

 

 

Sept. 12, Hodges Gardens State Park, Florien – Butterflies, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are invited to the ButterflyGarden for a fun and informative session to learn about butterflies and the plants that sustain them. Participants will also examine the various food plants for caterpillars and nectar plants for butterflies and learn how to attract and keep butterflies in your yard. For more information call 800-354-3523 toll free or 586-4020 locally.

 

 

Sept. 18. FortSt. JeanBaptisteState Historic Site, Natchitoches – Strange Plants & Animals, 10 a.m. Participants are invited for a short walk through the grounds of the Fort to identify various plants and animals. After, guests will draw their own interpretation of plants and animals seen on their hike. For information please call 888-677-7853 toll free or 357-3101 locally.

 

 

Sept. 19, Hodges Gardens State Park, Florien – Dragonflies, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are invited to the bog garden and dip for the nymph and discuss the wonderful creatures as they dart around. For more information call 800-354-3523 toll free or 586-4020 locally.

 

 

Sept. 23, Hodges Gardens State Park, Florien – Full MoonGarden Tour, 10 p.m. Visitors are invited to see the Gardens by moonlight. Park hours will be extended for this special opportunity to stroll through the gardens on a guided tour under the full moon. Please bring flashlights. For more information call 800-354-3523 toll free or 586-4020 locally.

 

 

Sept. 24, SouthToledoBendState Park, Anacoco – Batting at South Toledo Bend, 1 p.m. Visitors are invited to learn the importance of bats and how they contribute to the environment through illustrations focusing on the life of bats and the benefits they provide. For more information call 888-398-4770 toll free or 286-9079 locally.

 

 

Sept. 25, Hodges Gardens State Park, Florien – National Public Lands Day. Come celebrate our public lands and volunteer! Our volunteers will assist park staff with removal of invasive plant species. These unwelcome plants disrupt the ecology of the natural ecosystem and displace native plants. For more information call 800-354-3523 toll free or 586-4020 locally.

 

 

Sept. 25, RebelState Historic Site, Marthaville – National Public Lands Day, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Park staff would like to invite volunteers to participate in a park clean-up event that coincides with National Public Lands Day. For more information call 888-677-3600 toll free or 472-6255 locally. 

 

 

Sept. 25,

Fort St.
Jean BaptisteState Historic Site, Natchitoches – Crime & Punishment, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Fort staff will guide visitors through the fort discussing discipline in the 18th century French Marines. Guests will be able to visit with staff locked in a prison and in stocks to get a prisoner’s point-of-view. For information please call 888-677-7853 toll free or 357-3101 locally.

 

 

 

Sept. 26, HodgesGardensState Park, Florien – Nature Walk, 9:30 a.m. Let’s take the binoculars and go for a walk in the woods. Bugs, birds and butterflies, we will explore from the floor of the forest to the treetops. Binoculars will be provided. For more information call 800-354-3523 toll free or 586-4020 locally.

 

 

CAJUN COUNTRY

 

 

 

Ongoing, Lake Fausse Pointe State Park, St. Martinville – Wildlife Attracting Program. The NatureCenter includes feeding areas and a slough lookout. Bird watchers come from around the world to experience the wildlife on Lake Fausse Pointe. For more information call 888-677-7200 toll free or 229-4764 locally.

 

 

Ongoing, LakeFaussePointeState Park, St. Martinville – Interpretive Center, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Get the most out of your visit to LakeFaussePointeState Park. Come and learn about our Park's history, wildlife, geology, and trail systems through outstanding displays and exhibits (many interactive) at the InterpretiveCenter. Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and most Sundays. For more information call 888-677-7200 toll free or 229-4764 locally.

 

 

Tuesdays, GrandIsleState Park, Grand Isle – Guided Nature Trail, 2-4 p.m. During this guided tour of the Salt marsh and lagoon, participants will receive information to aid in identifying plants and animals found in this dynamic ecosystem. Participants will also learn about wetland functions and processes such as tidal flow, storm protection and marine nurseries that occur. For more information call 888-787-2259 toll free or 787-3377 locally.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesdays and Saturdays, Lake Fausse Pointe State Park, St. Martinville – Wildlife Hike, 5:30 p.m. Take a hike out to the "Slough Lookout" for an evening visit. Enjoy the company of others while looking for birds and other wildlife. Bird watchers come from around the world to experience the wildlife on Lake Fausse Pointe. Cancellations may occur due to weather conditions. For more information call 888-677-7200 toll free or 229-4764 locally.

 

 

Wednesdays & Sundays, Longfellow-EvangelineState Historic Site, St. Martinville – From Sugar Cane to Cane Sugar, 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Visitors are invited to watch an informative video about one of Louisiana’s oldest cash crops, sugar cane. Guests will learn how sugar cane was planted, harvested and granulated in the past and in modern times. Tours will also be available through the Olivier Plantation House, which was part of a sugar plantation in the 1800s. For more information call 888-677-2900 toll free or 394-3754 locally.

 

 

Sundays, Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte – Naturalist’s Choice, 11a.m. Nature activities chosen to feature a particular season, event, or day including guided hikes, nature videos, and programs on featured flora and fauna of the Arboretum.

 

 

Sept. 4, LouisianaState Arboretum, Ville Platte – Guided Hike, 2 p.m. Visitors are invited to join site staff on a guided walk along the trails and learn about the flora and fauna found in the arboretum. For more information call 888-677-6100 toll free or 363-6289 locally.

 

 

Sept. 4, LouisianaState Arboretum, Ville Platte – Snakes of Louisiana, 6 p.m. Guests are invited to learn how to identify many of the snakes in Louisiana and their important role in our ecosystem. For more information call 888-677-6100 toll free or 363-6289 locally.

 

 

Sept. 11, LouisianaState Arboretum, Ville Platte – Bird Feeding 101, 10 a.m. Guests are invited to learn the basics on bird feeding and the benefits it provides. Participants will also take home plans to build your own bird house. For more information call 888-677-6100 toll free or 363-6289 locally. 

 

 

Sept. 11 & 25, GrandIsleState Park, Grand Isle – Island Survival, 2-4 p.m. This guided tour through the salt marsh, forested ridges and beaches will allow guests to learn how to survive in the harsh and dynamic habitat of this barrier island. Participants will learn how to build traps and shelter, how to identify weather systems and viable sources for drinking water, how to avoid poisonous plants and venomous animals along with first aid and water safety. For more information call 888-787-2259 toll free or 787-3377 locally.

 

 

Sept. 18, Saturday, Lake Fausse Pointe State Park, St. Martinville – Jobs of the Wetlands – a guided hike, 10 a.m. This trail walk through a bottomland hardwood swamp will focus on the importance and functions of a freshwater wetland. Cancellations may occur due to weather conditions. For more information call 888-677-7200 toll free or 229-4764 locally.

 

 

Sept. 18, Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte – Nature for Kids, 10 a.m. Children will learn about a new nature topic each month and will make a related craft to take home. Topics include reptiles, astronomy, spring time, insects and many more. For more information call 888-677-6100 toll free or 363-6289 locally.

 

 

Sept. 25, Chicot State Park, Ville Platte – Guided Canoe Tour, 9-11 a.m. Join the site naturalist for a guided canoe tour of ChicotLake. Canoeing experience is recommended and space is limited, so pre-registration is required. For more information call 888-677-6100 toll free or 363-6289 locally. 

 

 

PLANTATION COUNTRY

 

 

 

Saturdays, Tickfaw State Park, Springfield - Wildlife Crafts for Kids, 11 a.m. Stop by the nature center to make a take home craft. For children 4 and up. For more information call 225-294-2218.

 

 

Saturdays, Tickfaw State Park, Springfield – Nature Naturally, 1:30 p.m. Come join a park ranger and learn about different aspects of nature in Louisiana through Ranger led hikes, outdoor games, and even live animal presentations. For more information call 225-294-2218.

 

 

Saturdays, Tickfaw State Park, Springfield - Wildlife Theatre, 3 p.m. Come to the Nature Center Theatre for a theatre based game such as Animal/Wetlands Charades, Animal Sounds Energy ball, or Tickfaw Idol/Karaoke. All ages can participate, but children under12 must be accompanied by an adult. Large groups must call in advance, and may also request a specific type of theatre programming. For more information call 225-294-2218.

 

 

September, Rosedown State Historic Site, St. Francisville – The Cotton Experience, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Visitors are invited to walk through the rows of cotton to pluck cotton from the plant and complete the tedious task of removing the seeds from the cotton bolls. For more information call 888-376-1867 toll free or 365-3110 locally.

 

 

Sept. 5, PortHudsonState Historic Site, Zachary – Firepower! 1 – 3 p.m. The Port Hudson SHS staff and volunteers will conduct demonstrations with Civil War era reproduction weapons including cannons, muskets, rifles, carbines and pistols. A brief description will be given of each weapon and how it was loaded and used. For more information call 888-677-3400 toll free or 654-3775 locally.

 

 

Sept. 11, Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville – Militia Muster, 2 – 4 p.m. Visitors will see and get a hands-on experience in an 1800s militia muster in Louisiana including camp life, black powder musket demonstrations and drills. For more information call 888-677-2838 toll free or 635-3739 locally.

 

 

Sept. 18, PortHudsonState Historic Site, Zachary – Alabama/Arkansas Redoubt Tour, 10 a.m. This 1 mile hike will begin at the museum and proceed to the Alabama/Arkansas redoubt. A park ranger will point out to participants the significant landmarks and features such as Federal cannon positions and Confederate defenses. For more information call 888-677-3400 toll free or 654-3775 locally.

 

 

Sept. 18, Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, St. Francisville – Lost Arts Saturdays: Hunting Practices, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Join Interpretive Ranger Sasha Traña as she discusses the history and tools of hunting from ancient times through the present, demonstrating such hunting implements as the Native American atlatl, the slingshot, bow and arrow, and black powder firearms. For more information call 888-376-1867 toll free or 365-3110 locally.

 

 

Sept. 24, Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville – West Florida Bicentennial (School Day), 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. This program will celebrate the bicentennial of the 1810 West Florida Rebellion. Guests will view musket firing demonstrations, costume talks, open hearth cooking and period craft demonstrations illustrating the exciting times of rebellion that began with a Spanish colony and ended with an independent Republic. This program is open to all public and private schools but pre-registration is required. For more information and to pre-register call 888-677-2838 toll free or 635-3739 locally.

 

 

Sept. 25 & 26, Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville – West Florida Bicentennial, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. This program will celebrate the bicentennial of the 1810 West Florida Rebellion. Guests will view musket firing demonstrations, costume talks, open hearth cooking and period craft demonstrations illustrating the exciting times of rebellion that began with a Spanish colony and ended with an independent Republic. For more information call 888-677-2838 toll free or 635-3739 locally.

 

 

 

GREATER NEW ORLEANS

 

 

 

Wednesdays - Sundays, Fairview-Riverside State Park, Madisonville - Otis House Guided Tour, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Enjoy a glimpse of the past during a guided tour through c. 1885 Otis House and learn about the nineteenth century sawmill industry in Madisonville and St. Tammany Parish during the 1880-1930 time period. For more information call 888-677-3247 toll free or 792-4652 locally.

 

 

Saturdays, Fontainebleau State Park, Mandeville – Nature: A Closer Look, 9 a.m. Participants will hike with a site ranger along the nature trail for a more observant look at the natural world and will discuss information from the tallest trees to the smallest spiders. The walk will pass through the East Marsh Boardwalk, the alley of oaks and end by the old sugar mill. For more information call 888-677-3668 toll free or 624-4130 locally.

 

 

Sundays, Fontainebleau State Park, Mandeville - Primitive Woodworking, 11a.m. - 3p.m. This demonstration program features the use of a froe for splitting wood and the use of a shaving horse and drawknives to make wooden objects such as spoons, paddles, canes and tool handles. For more information call 888-677-3668 toll free or 624-4130 locally.

 

 

Sept. 3, Fontainebleau State Park, Mandeville - Pond Life, 4 p.m. Meet with the site ranger at the fishing pond near the beach. Participants will use scoop nets to collect different types of aquatic wildlife. Collected species will be identified and released. For more information call 888-677-3668 toll free or 624-4130 locally.

 

 

Sept. 4 & 18, FontainebleauState Park, Mandeville – Movie Time - Eyewitness Videos, 10:30 a.m. All are welcome to visit the nature center and learn more about plant and animal life though one on the informative videos that are appropriate for older children and adults. For more information call 1-888-677-3668 toll free or 624-4130 locally.

 

 

Sept. 4, FontainebleauState Park, Mandeville – March to the Marsh, 11 a.m. Join the park ranger on a nature walk to the Alligator Marsh Boardwalk. Visitors will learn about the incredible beauty, species diversity and importance of the marsh. For more information call 888-677-3668 toll free or 624-4130 locally.

 

 

Sept. 4, Fontainebleau State Park, Mandeville – Nature Hayride, 1 p.m. Meet at the sugar mill remains, where the site ranger will take participants on a tractor-pulled hayride to seeFontainebleauState Park. The site ranger will identify the flora and fauna encountered along the way, with emphasis on poisonous plants. There is room for up to 30 participants; for more information and to pre-register, call 888-677-3668 toll free or 624-4130 locally.

 

 

Sept. 11, Fairview-Riverside State Park, Madisonville – Kid’s Beginner Fishing Clinic8 -11 a.m. Children ages 8-15 are invited to this hands-on clinic that will include fish identification, knot tying, hook baiting, and casting a reel.  Basic safety rules for fishing will be covered.  Participants must pre-register and bring their own bait.  Fishing poles are provided. For more information call 888-677-3247 toll free or 792-4652 locally.

 

 

Sept. 11, FontainebleauState Park, Mandeville – Can I Eat That? 10:30 a.m. Join the site ranger for a hike focusing on edible plants that can be found along the nature trail. For more information call 888-677-3668 toll free or 624-4130 locally.

 

 

Sept. 11, Fontainebleau State Park, Mandeville – Skulls and Bones, 11 a.m. Meet with the site ranger to discuss the bone structure of a variety of different animals. This is a hands-on experience to learn about the benefits and differences of an animal’s skeletal system. All of the examples are inhabitants of FontainebleauState Park. For more information call 888-677-3668 toll free or 624-4130 locally.

 

 

Sept. 11, FontainebleauState Park, Mandeville – Explore the Shore, 1 p.m. Participants are invited to join the site ranger to explore the lakefront to discover the bio-diversity of plant and animal life. For more information call 888-677-3668 toll free or 624-4130 locally.

 

 

Sept. 18, Fontainebleau State Park, Mandeville – Survivor Series, 11 a.m. Meet with the site ranger at the Interpretive Camp Site to discuss helpful tips for survival situations. Foraging for food, fire starting, shelter construction and mental fortitude will all be discussed. For more information call 888-677-3668 toll free or 624-4130 locally.

 

 

Sept. 18, Fontainebleau State Park, Mandeville – Wonders of Wetlands, 1 p.m. Participants will learn about erosion and what is being done to preserve the shoreline of Lake Pontchartrain, then use scoop nets to collect aquatic wildlife. For more information call 888-677-3668 toll free or 624-4130 locally.

 

 

Sept. 25, Fairview-RiversideState Park, Madisonville – Bird Search, 8-9:30 a.m. In celebration of National Public Lands Day, join the site ranger for a guided walk in search of marsh birds, songbirds, and raptors that frequent the park.  Nesting, eating, and bird identification methods will be shared with models and other teaching tools.  For more information call 888-677-3247 toll free or 792-4652 locally.

 

 

Sept. 25, Fontainebleau State Park, Mandeville – Fontainebleau History Tour, 11 a.m. Meet at the sugar mill ruins to learn about the history of the park. Take a stroll down the alley of oaks while discussing the intriguing life of Bernard de Marigny and his influence on Louisiana’s history. For more information call 888-677-3668 toll free or 624-4130 locally.

 

 

Sept. 25, Fontainebleau State Park, Mandeville – Marvels of the Marsh, 3 p.m. Participants will walk along the nature trail to the Marsh Overlook boardwalk to examine the uniqueness of the brackish marsh. Participants can collect fish and other marine life, which will be identified by the site ranger and then released, with a scoop net. For more information call 888-677-3668 toll free or 624-4130 locally.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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