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Why Fall is the best time to visit New Orleans!

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Fall is a great time to visit New Orleans! What is the best month in Fall to visit? Why September is the best month to visit New Orleans Fragrant Flowers Not busy Great temperature Wildlife is active Possible hurricane storms and it can be a bit rainy, but we still find plenty of time to…

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Airports by Mike Maher   Boy I hate airports. Everything about em. I go to Louis Armstrong airport, got dropped off by a buddy a mine at the terminal (he’s a darn nice guy really). Everything’s in order, got my ticket from the machine, tsa goes alright no problems there and then I get to…

“Lake” Pontchartrain

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“Lake” Ponchartrain As you drive northbound outside the city, a sudden and dynamic change in the landscape occurs once you cross to the other side of the levee.  Bounded by seemingly endless cement, floodgates and cypress forests, the Lake Pontchartrain Estuary makes up 10,000 square miles of Southeastern Louisiana and is the largest delta in…

How we almost got hippos

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Intro by Jeffrey Chitek If you find your way to virtually any body of water during the summer months in SE Louisiana, your going to likely see more green than water.  We have a mortal enemy in these parts…an invasive species that has been killing fish, upsetting natural PH and oxygen levels, and choke-holding the…

ITS MEME WEEK! pt.1

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I would switch around squares 1 and 2 and the “what I actually do” box is obviously way off base but otherwise this is a funny meme I guess.  Guiding tours through the swamp makes my mother worry sick.  I picture her being violently awoken from…

ALLIGATORS VS. CROCODILES

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Stuff you should know about Alligators and Crocodiles. by Emma Reid   On our tours, people ask A LOT of questions about alligators, but the most common question by far is, “What is the difference between an alligator and a crocodile?” It is important to know that we will not see any crocodiles on our…

Swamp Washington

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The untold story of Swamp Washington by Jeffrey Chitek (only surviving family member of the Washington legacy)   It is in our nature as humans to omit details from our history, that is, to only disclose the parts that help our predecessors learn the lessons we believe they should in an attempt to manipulate the…

Upstream Color

Upstream Color by Josh Jack A diesel spill in New Orleans this Thursday made front page headlines in the Times-Picayune: an estimated 4,200 gallons of diesel fuel was released when a cargo vessel collided with a pier near the Nashville Avenue Wharf. And yet, as Coast Guard helicopters circled overhead and fumes choked the boisterous…