Spring in the Swamp
It's spring in the swamp at the Barataria Preserve: wildflowers are in bloom, frogs are calling, migratory birds are returning from their travels, and alligators are looking for romance. Join National Park Service rangers and volunteers for a weekend of free family fun during Spring in the Swamp, Friday-Sunday, April 3-5, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. daily. Here's a pdf to download, print, and share with all of the important information for some springtime fun in the swamp.
Admission and all activities are free and no reservations are needed. The preserve is located at 6588 Barataria Boulevard in Marrero near Crown Point.
A note about the preserve's famous giant blue irises: As of March 30, irises (and many other wildflowers) are blooming;irises should be in full bloom by the end of the week. To learn more about the preserve's irises, click here. Hundreds of other wildflowers bloom in the preserve every spring; get a list here. Bird lists and information about preserve animals and plants are available here.