Nature & Science

Congress established Cane River Creole National Historical Park in due to the complex stories of the people, and its deep rooted history. Its cultural resources including the buildings and other man-made structures are often the focus of many people's visit. The artifacts and structures you can visit here show the transformation of the landscape over the course of 200 years, and shows the evolution of the life for those who lived here. However, while it is the cultural resources that teach us about the past, it is the natural resources that made life here possible to begin with.

Along the banks of Cane River, an ecosystem thrives in this warm sunny landscape. Cane River Creole National Historical Park is home to various plants and animals that are an integral part of the Louisiana experience. To understand more about the natural landscape, climate, and ecosystems of this place explore the various topics below.

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    Learn about the many plants, and how the seasons effect the landscape.

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    Explore the many animals that live inside of the park.

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    Night Sky

    Attend a Night Sky event, and become a Night Sky Explorer.

Last updated: May 18, 2022

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