Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center is a 103-acre facility dedicated to conservation, education, recreation, and tourism. It houses an award-winning, 9500-square-foot building filled with live animal exhibits, photographic presentations of the site's flora and fauna, natural artifact and mineral displays, and a sizeable, vintage waterfowl decoy carving collection.
Over a mile of gravel paths and boardwalks link varied habitats such as the cypress-tupelo swamp, beech-magnolia and hardwood forests. Wildlife is plentiful at Bluebonnet Swamp, including hundreds of bird species utilizing the site throughout the year. Birders can view seasonal species during peak migrations, as well as year-round residents. While snakes and turtles are commonly seen from the trails, raccoons, rabbits, opossums, armadillos, squirrels, foxes, coyotes, deer and otter are also known to inhabit the site.
Join us through Sunday, September 22nd to view nature-inspired works of art during the Swamp Fine Art Show: Feathers, Scales, and Tails. An artist reception will be held that afternoon, and visitors can meet participating artists, enjoy some light refreshments, and stick around for the announcement of the show’s winners after 4 p.m. Prizes are awarded for Visitors’ Choice and Best in Theme in both youth and adult categories. There is no fee to enter artwork and we encourage participation by artists of all ages and skill levels and children, too!
Interested in entering your artwork? Please submit an Intent to Enter form no later than Aug. 20. Sponsored by BREC Foundation.
The team at Creekside Crossing Apartments in Walker, Louisiana encourages our residents to venture outside of our apartment community and explore all that the city has to offer. If you are hoping to witness new sights and experiences, be sure to check out this phenomenal local event!
Sunday, September 22, 2019—2:30 PM
Event Venue Location:
BREC’s Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center
10503 North Oak Hill Parkay
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70810