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A Haven for Our Guests — And for Our Wildlife!

Posted on January 5th, 2013 in Louisiana, Nature.

Raccoon

Photo courtesy of Annette B. Rapier

You’ve probably heard Louisiana referred to as “Sportsman’s Paradise,” since our state is teeming with wildlife and provides the perfect retreat for birdwatchers, fishermen, and outdoorsmen. But did you know that the National Wildlife Federation has recognized The Stockade Bed and Breakfast as a certified Backyard Wildlife Habitat site?

According to the Backyard Wildlife Habitat Program, The Stockade has been certified in the National Wildlife Federation’s worldwide network of “mini-refuges where, because of the owner’s conscientious planning, landscaping and sustainable gardening, wildlife may find quality habitat — food, water, cover, and places to raise their young.”

Although most guests at The Stockade are only able to catch a glimpse of our wildlife, there are many species that live on our eleven-acre property. I’ve spotted foxes, opossums, bats, snakes, raccoons, all kinds of birds (including barred owls, barn owls, and screech owls) and deer sign.

screech owl

CC Image “Screech Owl” by twoblueday on Flickr

In addition to the wildlife, the property is also home to several native Louisiana plant species, including cypress trees, oak trees, pecan trees, crape-myrtles, camellias, and magnolias.

So if you went on down to the Audubon Zoo and they all asked for you, chances are you’d feel right at home staying among the amazing wildlife at The Stockade Bed and Breakfast!