The Audubon Society contacted me this week to give an OK for a proposal
I sent them a while back. Looks like in May, they will be taking me deep
into the Vermilion Parish outback for a shoot of the
Paul J. Rainey Wildlife Refuge. I'd been scheming on this for some time,
and was unable to find a way.
I was once scheduled in 2007 to take a trip by small boat to Cheniere au Tigre
with a man from Vermilion Parish, but on the day of our trip the wind
really picked up (it was March) and it would
have made for a raw and dangerous ride, so we backed out and spent the
day on the Intracoastal Waterway and some surrounding
bayous running through Vermilion.
But now I'll be heading down into this rarely-seen corner of Louisiana
in May, when things are grown in
and green, and the summer "muggies" will just be starting,
with Audubon as my guides.
More details on this as it develops.