WATCH: Exploring southwest Louisiana’s wild side

Southwest Louisiana is home to wildlife and geography unlike any other place in America. Click here for a tour of the scenic prairies of Cameron Parish.

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Fuzzy baby birds are here

I wanted to share with you some real signs of spring here in East Texas. About two weeks ago I noticed a bird nest in a plant on my patio. Every day I’ve checked up on them, making sure they weren’t disturbed. This morning mama bird was keeping warm several little sparrow chicks that hatched overnight. Hopefully…

Baby birds are on the way

Yesterday morning, as I was on my patio, I decided my hanging fern needed a drink of water. As I was giving the plant a good soaking, I wasn’t expecting to be harassed by a little sparrow taking shelter in the fern.  This cranky bird was making some noise and kept watching me from a…

Taking a walk on Lufkin’s wild side

Lions and tigers and bears, hippos and snakes; the Ellen Trout Zoo has them all. The zoo appears to be an East Texas hidden treasure. It is heralded as one of the best small city zoos in the United States, home to 800 wild and exotic animals from around the world. Endangered species are protected here and…