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Why October is the best month to visit New Orleans

My favorite reasons why I have family and friends visit New Orleans during October. The temperature is great and the scenery is spectacular. New Orleans is the capital of Halloween. Nola does costumes right! The crowds arn’t too big. The streets are filled with aromatic blossoming flowers. Because Kayaking in Milwaukee is just darn too…

Stories from the Swamp Part 2

lubber

by Kelley Kirkpatrick   The eastern lubber grasshopper’s march finally comes to an end, after an impressively long-last lasting death march  across the highway. Suitably named, the flightless insects appear to stumble along their way. It’s large size makes it both a poor leaper and unable to fly, so the lubber grasshopper walks where it…

Don’t be a stranger to the swamp

  Stranger to the swamp by Jake Beale I’m no stranger to the outdoors, however, the most amazing wildlife viewing of my life has occurred the last few weeks while guiding with Nola Swamp Tours. Some notable moments that touched my soul include seeing a hummingbird feeding on a Louisiana iris, Earth Day. Paddling behind…