The Lower Mississippi River Water Trail

Appendix

Rivergator Appendix 4
Flora & Fauna:
As seen on the Rivergator Expedition
Baton Rouge to Gulf of Mexico


Flora & Fauna:

  • Black Willow
  • American Sycamore
  • Eastern Cottonwood
  • Bald Cypress
  • Box Elder
  • Rough-Leaved Dogwood
  • Southern Live Oak
  • Southern Hackberry aka Sugarberry
  • Chinese Tallow Tree
  • Chinese Privet
  • Green Ash
  • Water Hickory / Bitter Pecan
  • Red Mulberry
  • American Persimmon
  • Button Bush
  • Poison Ivy
  • Pepper Vine
  • Trumpet Creeper
  • Climbing Hempvine
  • at least 3 species of Hibiscus
  • False Indigo Bush
  • Sesbania (rattle box)
  • Blue Mistflower
  • Moonflower
  • Ground Nut
  • unidentified legume
  • invasive poisonous legume
  • Burr Cucumber
  • Lantana
  • number of Grape species
  • Soybean
  • Corn
  • Sagittaria
  • Roseau Cane / Common Reed
  • Spartina (marsh grass)
  • Eastern Baccharis
  • Cattail
  • Giant Bulrush
  • Pickerelweed
  • Water Hyacinth
  • Alligator Weed
  • Pennywort
  • Water Clover (Marsilea sp.) - the "four leaf clover"
  • Pondweed (Potamogeton sp.) - the plant with all the elongated leaves floating near the surface of the water where we got stuck paddling back up.
  • Black Vulture
  • Turkey Vulture?
  • Bald Eagle
  • Osprey
  • White Pelican
  • Brown Pelican
  • White Ibis
  • Roseate Spoonbill
  • Magnificent Frigatebird
  • Black Necked Stilt
  • Red Winged Blackbird
  • Great-tailed grackle
  • some Hawks
  • Barred Owl vocalizations
  • seagulls
  • terns
  • American Oystercatcher?
  • Marsh Wren?
  • some kind of sparrows in the marsh
  • some kinds of swallows and/or swifts
  • some kind of sandpiper
  • some kind of warbler
  • Rough Green Snake
  • Red Eared Slider (turtle)
  • Common Musk Turtle
  • Cottonmouth
  • American Alligator
  • lots of frogs
  • Beaver
  • Cottontail Rabbit
  • Whitetail Deer
  • Wild Hog
  • Coyote
  • lots of small rodent tracks
  • Bobcat tracks?
  • Alligator Gar
  • Asian Carp
  • other Gar
  • Shad? (in the boat)
  • Mullet
  • Catfish
  • Hermit Crab
  • Variety of snails
  • Horned Passalus (big beetle)
  • Golden Orb Weaver
  • number of moths and butterflies