louisiana history

Nutria And The Wetlands: Is It A Fur Trade?

Jul 5, 2019
Lucas Centurión

Gallier House is hosting an educational evening on Wednesday, July 10, featuring artist and writer Cree McCree. Her presentation is called “Louisiana Swamp Rats: Our Love/Hate Relationship with Nutria” and she joins NolaVie’s Brian Friedman in the studio to give a preview.

 

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Arthur A. Allen (public domain)

For decades, people assumed the ivory-billed woodpecker was extinct. The last confirmed sighting was in north Louisiana in the 1940s, but rumors of its existence persisted -- giving the bird a controversial reputation and a kind of mythic status.

 

Now, a ragtag team of birders is trying to prove everyone wrong: that the ivory-bill still lives in the woods of Louisiana. Thanks to some new technology, the team thinks they’re closer than ever before.