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Wendy Wilson Billiot

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Captain Wendy is a U.S. Coast Guard Licensed captain and owner of Wetland Tour & Guide Service and Camp Dularge.  She offers educational wetland eco-tours and fishing charters for families and women.  She has become known for her blog called Bayou Woman: Life in the Louisiana Wetlands.  As a tour guide, freelance writer, photographer, and radio/TV show guest, she is fast becoming a household name on the outdoor scene.

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Joseph Baustian, The Nature Conservancy.

The organizations working hard to help Louisiana do an about-face more

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Apple snails eat the vegetation until there is no more; then, with a lung that enables them to breathe out of the water, they move onto dry ground to continue feeding. more

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Deep in the piney woods of Folsom, Louisiana, at the end of a well-worn dirt road, lies a ten-acre animal rescue sanctuary called Big Sky Ranch. more

People & Places

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Wendy Wilson Billiot

Regarding the eagle’s moral character, Ben Franklin was wrong more

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He glides and gallops, too more

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Photo by Flickr user Jitze Couperus.

The Louisiana Black Bear's journey from children's toy to endangered species and back again. more

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Photo by Wendy Wilson Billiot

Coastal Louisiana's bottlenose dolphins are easily spotted 
along Grand Isle's sandy beaches more

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Blue Crab

Photo by Wendy Wilson Billiot

More than meets the mouth more

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Photo by Wendy Wilson Billiot

How to tell the difference more

Gardening

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Photo by Wendy Wilson Billiot

Often confused for blackberries more

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Photo by Kathy Rhodes.

The highly spreadable, not so edible, invasive more

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The gift that keeps on giving more

Gardening

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Photo by Wendy Wilson Billiot

Fruit of the vine more

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Photo by Wendy Wilson Billiot

Short bloom with a long history more

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Photo courtesy of ORA Technologies, Inc.

Getting to know the business end of our favorite bivalve more

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Photo by Wendy Wilson Billiot

Beasts of the Southern waterways more

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Photo by Wendy Wilson Billiot

This native palm heals, shelters, feeds, and beautifies more

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Stuffed, woven, mixed, and twisted, this native plant is better than sliced bread more

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Photo by Wendy Wilson Billiot

The resilient sentinels of the Louisiana wetlands more

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One might not think that an activity like fishing would lend itself to a study in sociology, but just take a ride down Louisiana Highway 1 South to Grand Isle and see for yourself. There you will find the new and improved Grand Isle Brid... more

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