Weather was warm - in the upper 80's but not uncomfortable (easy to say driving in an air conditioned car). Went up to Southeastern Louisiana University and met up with one of my old professors and had a nice tour of the new biology building. Picked up some live oak acorns and they've already yielded some weevil larvae, which we'll barcode to species and will probably share the DNA for population studies.
Did some birdwatching and picked up a few good birds but nothing specific to the area except some white ibis at 70 mph on the road. Still it was great to get out in the swamps and look around.
|Bayou as seen from HWY 51 - the road that sits under 55. Slower road with much better views of the marshes and swamps|
|Tons of dragonflies - I suspect lots of migrating dragonflies|
|Gulf frittilary (?)|
|Little blue heron at the Joyce WMA|
|Monarch butterfly - lots of them were around|
|Pileated woodpecker - not an Ivory-billed|