Friday, January 13, 2017

191. Kelby Ouchley. Bayou Diversity.

191. Our interview with Kelby Ouchley. Perhaps best known for his radio series and book by the same title, Bayou Diversity, Kelby worked as a biologist, federal game warden, and manager of National Wildlife Refuges for 30 years, mostly in Louisiana.  Since retiring he has continued his efforts to promote conservation ethics and education through my writings and speaking engagements.  He has written and narrated a weekly natural history radio program for the public radio station that serves the Ark-La-Miss area (KEDM 90.3 FM) since 1995.  You can listen to some of his audio stories here:
  1. This week in Louisiana history. January 10,1812. The first steamboat to navigate the Mississippi River, the "The New Orleans," arrives at New Orleans from Pittsburgh.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. Born in  New Orleans on September 22, 1781, Luis Mauricio Bouligny was a soldier and commander in the Louisiana Infantry from 1793 to 1804, was appointed lieutenant in the territorial militia on January 22, 1806 and  served in the Battle of New Orleans as member of Third Regiment, First Division, Louisiana Militia. 
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    Krewe of Artemis Cornation
    January 14th, 2017
    6:30 pm - 11:45 pm
    Community Activity Center
    301 West Church Street,
    Springhill, LA 71075
    Community Activity Center
    Doors open at 6:30pm. Dinner served at 7:00 pm, Presention at 8:00 pm. Black Tie
    Silent auction and Live auction of Theme Poster. Live entertainment. $30 Artemis members, $35 guest.
    For more information call (318) 539-9259.
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