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Whitbeck, Julie [1].

Jean Lafitte National Park, The Barataria Preserve.

The Barataria Preserve outside Marrero offers a taste of Louisiana's wild wetlands. The preserve's 23,000 acres include bayous, swamps, marshes, forests, alligators, nutrias, over 300 species of birds, and many species of plants. Explore this area via its trails, natural levees, and by boat. Plant communities to be investigated include levee ridge bottomland forest/swamp, bottomland hardwood forest 'backswamp', cypress swamp (various community composition) and freshwater marsh, and boat through primarily freshwater marsh (rooted and marsh flotant) landscape.  The visitors center also offers a variety of natural and cultural experiences. Participants should be prepared for very hot and very humid conditions. They should wear lightweight clothing and bring a long sleeve shirt and a hat for sun and insect protection.  I recommend long pants and shoes that can both get dirty (and maybe a plastic bag in which they can stow these shoes/clothes afterwards).  They may wish to bring sunscreen and insect repellant. Lunch and water provided. Distance to destination about 15 miles with travel time around 30 minutes by bus Leaders: Julie L. Whitbeck, Ecologist, and assistants

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Presentation Type: Activities:Field Trips
Session: FT06
Location: Lobby/Riverside Hilton
Date: Saturday, July 27th, 2013
Time: 8:00 AM
Number: FT06001
Abstract ID:1348
Candidate for Awards:None

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