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Wildlife of the Louisiana Swamp Lands Series: Reptiles

An In-Depth Look at the Reptiles of New Orleans’s Swamp Land Deep in the murky marshes and the dark bayous of New Orleans, Louisiana’s swamp lands lie all sorts of mysterious wildlife and plant life, too. Come with us on this journey, a series look deep into the reptiles of the swamps of Louisiana. In this article, we will feature just some of the reptiles of New Orleans swamps. But first, let’s remind ourselves what makes a reptile a reptile, indeed. The Characteristics of a Reptile What exactly is a reptile? Let’s go back to childhood and remember those science lessons again. A reptile according to “Any cold-blooded vertebrate of the class Reptilia, comprising the turtles, snakes, lizards, crocodilians, amphisbaenians, tuatara, and various extinct members including the dinosaurs.” Here are a few additional things to help you recognize what is and is not a reptile: Usually, have dry, scaly skin Most lay eggs, although not all. Have 4 legs B

Festivals in New Orleans

No city’s parties beat the festivals held in New Orleans, Louisiana. Home to more than 130 annual festivals and events, the city of New Orleans, Louisiana, is one big year-round party town. Although Mardi Gras is indisputably the most famous and well-attended of them all, it is certainly not the only festival in the Crescent City. From Cultural, musical, artistic, religious, culinary, and philanthropic, the festivals celebrated in NOLA all have one thing in common… No city’s parties beat the festivals held in New Orleans, Louisiana. Journey through the year with this list of some of the hottest festivals and cultural events New Orleans  has to offer. Arts Festivals Art and New Orleans go hand in hand. Almost every festival, even those not claiming to be centered around creativity, still feature art booths and galleries. Here are a few unique takes on art appreciation you can visit in the Crescent City. Whitney White Linen Night  is celebrated the first Saturday in August in the

15 Amazing Things to Do in the French Quarter

There is Much More to New Orleans Than Mardi Gras. You’ve heard them all and are probably confused if you aren’t from New Orleans… Names like Crescent City, the Big Easy, and NOLA all stand-in for New Orleans, Louisiana.  Maybe it’s because New Orleans is just too incredible to be called by only one name! As the cradle of Jazz music, the home of elegant wrought-iron balconies, and the breathtaking Southern Live Oaks, there is more to see in the French Quarter of New Orleans than Mardi Gras alone (although everyone should join the party at least once in their lifetime). History of the French Quarter  With over 300 years of history, there is much to learn about the French Quarter. Known as the Vieux Carre, it is the oldest neighborhood in the city of New Orleans.  Let’s start with a quick overview… The French claimed the area in the 1690s, and the Quarter was founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville in 1718. Following the Seven Years War, New Orleans ceded to the Spanish in