That hamburger wrapper. A plastic water bottle. An empty drink can. Piece by piece it piles up on the side of the road, soon washed into storm drains or ditches and, eventually, into lakes, bayous and rivers. It's all litter, and it's a huge problem in Louisiana... Read the full article in the Baton Rouge Advocate (subscription may be required.)
Litter photo from the Capitol Lakes watershed by Marie Constantin.
Despite their name, fireflies are neither on fire or flies. But chasing them on a summer night might be one of the sweetest of childhood memories... Read the article about fireflies in the Baton Rouge Advocate (subscription may be required) by Louisiana Master Naturalist, Colette Dean. Photo: Firefly.org