Archive for April, 2010

Frogmore American Indian Mound

Along U.S.-84 in Concordia Parish, Louisiana is Frogmore Mound, the site of an American Indian Village circa 700 – 1200 A.D.

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Site of Little Carrion Crown Battlefield

I came across this historical marker placed in front of a historic plantation home in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.

A quarter mile or so down the road I came across these two signs.

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Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge

I visited the Garden City Unit of Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana and walked along the Garden City Foot Trail.

The only wildlife I managed to get a photo of was the alligator below.  I also saw some sort of a muskrat that ran off before I could get a picture.  The refuge also supposedly has a number of black bears, but I did not see any.

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Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge

Southeast of Houma, Louisiana is Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge.  The majority of the park is accessible only by boat and hunting is allowed so I didn’t venture beyond the short marked nature trail.

At first I thought this vine was actually a snake.

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Historic Blakeley State Park

Historic Blakeley State Park is an unassuming and underrated State Park located along the northern portion of Mobile Bay in Alabama.  It wasn’t all that big but there was a lot to see.

I first walked the boardwalk along Mobile Bay…………………………….

then walked along the nature trails………………..

stopped to use the bathroom………………….

left my horse behind………………..

and took the stairway to nowhere………………….

visited an American Indian Mound………………….

took a driving tour through the site of Blakeley Civil War Battlefield…………

and the “hiding tree” where Confederate soldiers fled to following the battle……………

and paid my respects at Blakeley Cemetery where victims of yellow fever are buried.

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