louisiana iris, slidell, louisiana.

louisiana iris, slidell, lousiana. this is the state wildflower of louisiana, and this particular species can grow up to six feet tall. they grow natively in freshwater marshes, swamps, and wetlands. there aren't many of these flowers left, and our tour guide explained that they only bloom for a couple weeks in the spring. wetlands are crucial for carbon storage, fisheries habitat, and protection from floods. although louisiana has 40% of the wetlands in the US, they also represent 80% of its losses.

louisiana iris, slidell, lousiana. this is the state wildflower of louisiana, and this particular species can grow up to six feet tall. they grow natively in freshwater marshes, swamps, and wetlands. there aren’t many of these flowers left, and our tour guide explained that they only bloom for a couple of weeks in the spring. wetlands are crucial for carbon storage, fisheries habitat, and protection from floods. although louisiana has 40% of the wetlands in the US, they also represent 80% of its losses.

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my first terrarium.

my first terrarium. at the beginning of 2013 i put a call out for a 'creative pay it forward' idea, and i've been excited to make personalized gifts for a few friends. i made several terrariums but this little guy is going to live with me.

my first terrarium. at the beginning of 2013 i put a call out for a ‘creative pay it forward’ idea, and i’m excited to make personalized gifts for a few friends. i made several terrariums but this little guy is going to live with me.

abandoned farm building, mansfield, connecticut

abandoned farm building, mansfield, connecticut. depot campus was a former training school for mentally handicapped people, and the site of the current spring valley farm is where the students grew food for the school. uconn acquired the buildings in 1993 and they sit as they were 70 years ago.