Pearl river – it’s kind of a big deal !

The Pearl River starts near Nanih Waiya, the legendary birthplace of the Choctaw nation in central Mississippi and runs southeast, gathering the waters of Strong river and Yockanookany before it flows through the Ross Barnett Reservoir and southward into Louisiana, where it subsumes the waters of the Bogue […]

The Mimosas of Quinlivan

I think it’d be pretty hard to drive around southwest Mississippi in early June and not see a Mimosa tree.  Each month seems to have its own distinctive flora, and in June, the peachy pink filamentous flowers are distinctive and the striking bipennate leaflets make the tree look […]

Ditch beauties

above photos courtesy Elise D. Parker – The Roaming Parkers This time of year, roadsides in southwest Mississippi are alive with wildflowers and one of my favorite of these is the spiderwort (Tradescantia) that graces our ditches and fencelines throughout April and May. There are two main species of […]