Kimmie and I greatly enjoyed the Plants workshop with Dr. Allen.

Louisiana Master Naturalists - Northeast

This post was written by Charles Paxton:

The Louisiana Master Naturalist Northeast’s botanical workshop group convened at the Chevron gas station in Georgetown, right by the Kisatchie National Forest, an easy day trip from Monroe. We were blessed with very fine Spring weather.

The Kisatchie is exemplary of Louisiana’s amazing biodiversity, with at least 56 reptile, 30 amphibian, and a huge range of bird and plant species recorded. Our plant check-list for the event had over 480 species and we added to it over the course of the day.

FocusedMaster Naturalists in training focus on the mission.     (photo by Charles Paxton)

I think it is fair to say that my brain is still reeling from the event. It will take a while to digest the wealth of information. I particularly enjoyed the way Dr. Allen gave us extra information about the plants we encountered, especially about their roles…

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