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Northlake

Northlake Nature Center is a 400 acre preserve just east of Mandeville, Louisiana, on Highway 190 on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain.   It is about an hour’s drive from New Orleans.

The Nature Center is located around a mile from the Lake. It is bordered by Bayou Castine on the west and features several ecosystems: cypress swamp, hardwood forest, and pine-hardwood forest.  Long-standing beaver dams have created backwater ponds in the cypress swamp which are the perfect habitat for water-loving irises. The iris that naturally inhabits the place is I. virginica, but the setting is entirely hospitable to the Louisiana species. I. giganticaerulea is found not far away in freshwater wetlands closer to the Lake.

For more information, take a look at the Center's website:  https://northlakenature.org/

Also on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/NorthlakeNatureCenter/

 

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Spring Event

LOUISIANA IRIS BLOOM CELEBRATION

Saturday, March 30

9 AM - 2 PM

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Cypress trunks
Hut
Kiosk
bridge
GC clump
Cypress grove
Virginica
Fulva
Brevicaulis