Bill Hines has always been a fan of plants and shrubs that grow in these parts of south Louisiana, so much so that he's brought many home to his own Baton Rouge backyard. As a Boy Scout, he was constantly studying Louisiana's native trees and shrubs, getting a first-class education from LSU Hilltop Arboretum founder Emory Smith, a good friend of Hines's father. “We used to accompany (Smith) every now and then on his scavenger trips for plants,” Hines said...
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“Warning: Coyote spotted in neighborhood.” You've probably seen such alerts pop up on Facebook or your neighborhood web page. People are catching sight of the wily animals because the young ones are on the move. “This time of year, it’s easier to see coyotes because it’s dispersal season,” said Amy Shutt, director of The Canid Project, a nonprofit fox and coyote rehab and educational collective based in Louisiana... Read the full article by Louisiana Master Naturalist Colette Dean in the Advocate