Two events this Saturday you shouldn’t miss: The Friends of Black Bayou Fall Celebration and the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council Brew on the Bridge.

Fall Celebration happens at Black Bayou Lake NWR. There’s a 5K trail run at 9 a.m., but everything else begins at 10 a.m. And “everything else” includes a long list of fun stuff for the whole family.

Louisiana Master Naturalists – Northeast will have a table in the Visitor Center alongside Ouachita Green, so stop by and say “Hi!” And if you see Charles and Kim Paxton–as you most likely will–be sure to thank them for this beautiful new brochure we have to hand out!

In addition to the Paxtons, Roselie Overby, Suzanne Laird and David Hoover will help staff our table, and Stuart Hodnett will be nearby at the Ouachita Green table.

Our new brochure featuring a terrific photograph from our herps workshop.

Fall Festival happens every year the Saturday of National Wildlife Refuge Week.

Brew on the Bridge runs 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. It’s an event of the Northeast Louisiana Arts Councils North Delta Food & Wine Festival and features dozens of craft beers to taste for just $10.

The Endom Bridge across the Ouachita River, from Cotton on the Monroe side to Trapp’s on the West Monroe side, will close early in the morning so that artist, artisan, food and beer vendors can set up booths, tables and the like all along the bridge.

Four Puzzles
Limited Edition puzzles made from Bette J. Kauffman photographs.

I will be there this year as a vendor with framed and unframed prints (some Limited Edition, some not), artist note cards and something new: Limited Edition puzzles! If you don’t spend your entire day at Fall Celebration, I hope you’ll stop by Brew on the Bridge.

BTW, I will also be handing out our new LMN-NE flyers at Brew on the Bridge! Sure do hate to miss Fall Celebration, and please know I have wailed long enough and loud enough that an Arts Council Board member has promised me that these two events will NOT conflict next year.

And just for the fun of it, because I need a good header photo, here’s one from last Saturday’s BioBlitz, which was a blast.

Spinybacked Orbweaver (Gasteracantha cancriformis)
Spinybacked Orbweaver (Gasteracantha cancriformis)     (photo by Bette J. Kauffman)

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  1. Thanks, Bette! One small correction: runners and walkers should arrive at the fishing parking lot at BBLNWR by 8:30 am Saturday. There’s a $30 fee for the trail run to cover Tshirts and other swag. (It’s the only part of the Fall Celebration that involves a fee.)


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