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Louisiana Black Bear


In honor of Earth Day on April 22nd and Arbor Day on April 29th, the LDMA is highlighting nature in April.  See stories that showcase Louisiana’s commitment to conservation and explore the unique landscapes and wildlife that contribute to Louisiana’s natural beauty!




Alligator at Rockefeller Widlife Refuge


Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge (1984)

Tag along with Louisiana: The State We’re In for a visit to the Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge located in Cameron & Vermilion Parishes to learn more about their alligator research.



An Enchantment of Butterflies


An Enchantment of Butterflies (1997)

Watch a documentary on these beautiful insects, including a look at ongoing scientific research and an examination of the butterfly’s place in art and culture.



Louisiana Gardening


Louisiana Gardening (2001)

Learn gardening tips specific to Louisiana in the areas of butterfly gardening, camellias, organic vegetable gardening, landscaping, and native plants.




Return to the Forest Where We Live


Return to the Forest Where We Live (2008)

View a documentary examining how communities throughout the United States are reconsidering how vital trees are to the socio-economic well-being of cities.



A Summer of Birds


A Summer of Birds (2009)

See a documentary on John James Audubon’s 1821 stay at Oakley Plantation in St. Francisville and its impact on his Birds of America book.




Trees at Kisatchie National Forest


Louisiana’s Natural Treasures (2009)

Enjoy visits to Louisiana’s state parks and national sites, including the Kisatchie National Forest, the Louisiana State Arboretum, North Toledo Bend State Park, and Poverty Point. 



Alive! In America's Delta


Alive! In America’s Delta (2013-2014)

Watch a documentary series on LDWF’s work in protecting threatened and endangered species, including the whooping crane, American alligators, and the Louisiana black bear.



Burden Museum & Gardens: A Family's Gift


Burden Museum & Gardens: A Family’s Gift (2016)

View a documentary on the Burden Family’s donation of Windrush Plantation in Baton Rouge to LSU, including a look at Steele Burden’s development of the gardens.



Photography Field Trip with C.C. Lockwood in the Atchafalaya Basin


Atchafalaya Basin Field Trip (2016)

Enjoy Louisiana: The State We’re In’s photography field trip with world renowned nature photographer C.C. Lockwood in the Atchafalaya Basin.





Roses at the American Rose Center Gardens in Shreveport


American Rose Center Gardens (2018)

Take a tour of the gardens at the American Rose Center in Shreveport in this Louisiana Treasures segment from Art Rocks!


Brown Pelicans at Queen Bess Island



The Pelican Comeback (2018)

Watch a Louisiana: The State We’re In story commemorating the 50th anniversary of LDWF’s reintroduction of the brown pelican in Louisiana.



Caddo Lake


Louisiana Postcards 

Enjoy a collection of video postcards highlighting Louisiana’s natural beauty from all corners of the state, including Caddo Lake.




To see more stories, check out the complete Nature topic.