Old Raccoon

She’s an old raccoon with only one youngster. It’s makes me wonder if there were more than this one or if because of her age or perhaps inadequate food supply that she only bore one. Not so uncommon in the animal world, only having the amount that you can support....

Master Naturalist Programs

There are currently three Master Naturalist Programs offered by the Acadiana Master Naturalists Acadiana Master Naturalists The original Acadiana Master Naturalist Program is offered in the Spring of each year. The deadline to apply is in December. Please see the Master Naturalist page for more information about the program and...

CENLAMN Application

CenLa Master Naturalists Application Form Example   The primary purpose of the CENLA MASTER NATURALISTS ( CMN ) is to educate central Louisiana citizens about their native flora and fauna, as well as other aspects of their environment, ecosystem and natural history.  Once certified, CenLa Master Naturalists are expected to...

CENLAMN Chapter

Introduction to CenLa Master Naturalist The mission of Master Naturalist programs to provide natural history and environmental stewardship education to interested adults and to establish a potential corps of well informed volunteers. Almost every state has master naturalist programs. The training is typically provided in the form of 10 to...

Birding Program

The Acadiana Master Naturalist-Birding Program will take applications until filled. Our first two workshops are mostly instruction with some field time. Most of the other workshops are almost exclusively field time. The fee for the program is $200. Program dates are August through May of the following year.  To apply...

Hummingbird Rescue

While a group of children were looking through discovery boxes in our 3rd floor classroom, a hummingbird flew in through the single door and then headed to one of the skylights that is at the peak of the roof. I got a call on the walkie talkie from Loree, she...

Volunteer for Planting

The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL), Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), National Fish and Wildlife Federation (NFWF) and Rainey Conservation Alliance invite you to participate in our Freshwater Bayou Marsh Restoration event on May 11th near Vermilion Bay. We will be preparing 18,000 plugs of native marsh grass for planting in the...

Birds flock to Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou

We recently received a press release from “Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou,” a tourism promotion featuring Bayou Lafourche and its great birding, thanks to its position along the Louisiana Flyway. According to the release: This region welcomes hundreds of species of migratory birds – including an array of songbirds – each spring...

Lake Martin looking for volunteer docents

Only 20 minutes from downtown Lafayette lies one of the most fascinating ecosystems in South Louisiana. Lake Martin and Cypress Island Preserve has remained a popular spot with locals for alligator and bird watching and for both hiking and getting on the water. During early spring (late February), tens of...