The Lower Mississippi River Water Trail

Appendix

Rivergator Atchafalaya River Appendix 4:

Flora & Fauna:

As seen on the Rivergator Expedition

Atchafalaya River:

Old River 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.

Spanish Moss

 

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

 

River Shrimp

Hermit Crab

Variety of snails

 

Horned Passalus (big beetle)

Golden Orb Weaver

number of moths and butterflies