The walkway at the entrance.
There was quite a bit of activity at the swamp. We heard it, rather than saw it. This photo won week #5 of WGN's "My America" photo contest.
This egret was wayyyy off in the distance. Those long feathers trailing off its back are a part of its breeding plumage.
Our state wildflower, Louisiana irises, and our state tree, the bald cypress. I found it particularly fitting to have them both together in the bayou setting. (Update, Apr. 6, 2009; This photo was featured on the front page of the St. Tammany News.)
Eagle-eyed Charles pointed out this yellow iris on our way back to the car.
Afterwards we went to Macaroni Grill for dinner, negating any positive health effects of our hike. What can I say...life is good!