Master Naturalists at The Cajun Prairies in Eunice

Saturday (May 5) was prairie training day for Master Naturalists from the Lake Charles area. Dr. Tommy Hillman organized the day. The group visited 3 prairie restoration projects in Eunice: The Cajun Prairie Restoration Project (30 years old), Cajun Prairie Gardens (20 years old) and Shallow Lake by Vernon Fuselier (15 years old).

After a real winter in south Louisiana, the prairies are busting into their late spring blossoms. The Cajun Prairie Habitat Preservation Society meets next Saturday (May 12) in Eunice for their spring tours and meeting. Check for details. I plan to be placing images of my gardens at a new site — so check that site out in the near future.

My powerpoint presentations are attached.

Malcolm Vidrine (

general prairie ecology for MN

cajun prairie for MN


The 2018 Year in the Garden


Spring has come to the Cajun Prairie Gardens, and I will be posting this year’s activities at an alternative site, namely . Marc has been very generous with this site, and I will use it occasionally.

The site began as the layout for a book, and I think that it has served that agenda well. I will close with a short list of accomplishments.

Malcolm ( March 11, 2018


CPHPS meeting Saturday

The Cajun Prairie Habitat Preservation Society is meeting in Eunice on Saturday, the 8th of April. We are having an auction to help support our maintenance program for the Eunice Prairie. My donation is a group of Louisiana Irises and the photos of these is here attached.

iris auction

A belated lamentation for Frey Prairie

We prepared this a couple of years ago. But as things usually go, we were challenged elsewhere. Anyway, here is our lamentation for the Frey Prairie remnant, which provided us with not only a tremendous amount of data but also seeds and propagules for hundreds of prairie species now growing in numerous locations around Louisiana. What a piece of prairie this was!




My talk at the upcoming meeting

On Saturday, the 24th of September, I have been asked to speak┬áto the Coastal and Cajun Prairie folks in Lafayette. After looking at the schedule of speakers and noting that not everyone can attend every talk, I have decided to write my talk up–not something that I usually do–since I usually talk off the cuff. Thus I am attaching the talk and the powerpoint presentation for your perusal.


Jaime Gonzales and crew at the Coastal Prairie Partnership have placed video programs from the meeting @ –visit the site for an opportunity to view the great talks at the meeting.