Sunday, July 15, 2018

Avery Island

18 February 2018 found us at Avery Island, as we headed across the Gulf Coast towards Texas. Great Egrets greeted us. These birds represent a conservation success, as they were almost wiped out by the plume trade in the early 1900s. Their feathers were highly prized for women’s hats. Avery Island is owned by the Mcillhenny family. After the Civil War, they returned to home on a salt dome in the Louisiana swamps. They made their fortune farming the hot peppers used for Tabasco Sauce.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely photo! Much nicer on this Great's rump than some woman's hat. Millinery trade be damned! ;)

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