• Image of swamp, bayou, and marsh

    Jean Lafitte

    National Historical Park and Preserve Louisiana

Multimedia

Explore Jean Lafitte with videos and animations!

  • Check out Investigators in Action to follow researchers as they learn more about the park and the world.
  • Watch the Delta Dynamics animations: meet the mighty Mississippi River, discover how rivers build wetlands, and find out why Louisiana's coast is disappearing.

Watch our National Park Week video and picture yourself visiting Jean Lafitte National Historic Park and Preserve!

 

Did You Know?

Two big red, black, and yellow lubber grasshoppers sit on a leaf

Lubber grasshoppers are sometimes known as devil's horses in south Louisiana. They lay their eggs in the fall and prefer loose dirt, so they often lay their eggs in cemeteries. These enormous flightless grasshoppers hatch in spring and spend the summer munching their way through vegetation.