Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

Nature & Wildlife in Jean Lafitte

Animals

Animals living in south Louisiana are as distinctive as the habitat they live in. The Barataria Preserve is a great place to spot all kinds of Louisiana critters. Remember that where you are and the time of day is key to what birds and animals you will probably see. Songbirds ...

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Natural World

South Louisiana is known for alligators, Spanish moss, and live oak trees, but it is also home to armadillos, otters, and hundreds of species of birds. The Barataria Preserve south of New Orleans is the park's wildest site with 20,000 acres of swamp, marsh, trails, and waterways, a ...

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Plants

Plants South Louisiana's long growing season and abundant rain means it's a great place to be a plant. The Barataria Preserve contains three major plant systems: hardwood forest, swamp, and marsh, and is a good place to see over 400 species of plants. In the spring, the bright colors of the ...

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