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Old 02-08-2011, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Louisiana huh? Hmm..thats strange, I googled the Delta and all I saw were marshlands (basically just a shallow wetland)...Not the same as a swamp, but ok. Swamps have trees and far more wooded areas than marshes. The Delta marshlands I googled were just that, marshlands...not swamps. There is a difference But whatever, tomato tomatoe I guess.
Yep; if you want real swamps; try East Texas. You can find marshlands all over Texas.

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Old 02-09-2011, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Louisiana huh? If you say so.. but hmm..thats strange, I googled the Delta and all I saw were marshlands (basically just a shallow wetland)...Not the same as a swamp, but ok. Swamps have trees and far more wooded areas than marshes. The Delta marshlands I googled were just that, marshlands...not swamps. There is a difference But whatever, tomato tomatoe I guess.
Not all S. Louisiana is swampland. Actually, a majority of it is marshland because of saltwater intrusion which killed the trees. If it is salty/brackish, marsh grasses and mangrove bushes are supported. If it's freshwater then swamps (forests in water) are supported. Right now only the Atchafalaya Delta and some of the lakes in Lake Charles and around New Orleans support a swamp.

Go down to Cameron Parish and compare to the Delta of CA and you'll find it almost the same. Miles and miles of marsh grass in a brackish environment, just like "The Delta".
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Yep; if you want real swamps; try East Texas. You can find marshlands all over Texas.
This is beautiful, but it was taken during the spring/summer. The swamps are pretty barren/brown in the winter, although there is still plenty of water and it has its own beauty in a way.

One good thing about the swamps are because of the endless water supply they are lush most of the year except in the winter when the cold weather causes everything to be dormant.
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Old 02-09-2011, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Houston Inner Loop
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California has everything folks.
Yep, mudslides, earthquakes, Santa Ana Winds, canyon fires due to low precipitation...
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Old 02-09-2011, 02:46 PM
 
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Not all S. Louisiana is swampland. Actually, a majority of it is marshland because of saltwater intrusion which killed the trees. If it is salty/brackish, marsh grasses and mangrove bushes are supported. If it's freshwater then swamps (forests in water) are supported. Right now only the Atchafalaya Delta and some of the lakes in Lake Charles and around New Orleans support a swamp.

Go down to Cameron Parish and compare to the Delta of CA and you'll find it almost the same. Miles and miles of marsh grass in a brackish environment, just like "The Delta".
Hmm, I dont actually remember even claiming that all of S. Louisiana is swampland. Heck, I was through Lafayette quite a few times and while it has swamps, it is far from the only habitat. Im not disputing that California and S. Louisiana have marshes....Im not sure who would dispute that. My point was only that Texas has marshes AND swamps, and I was just pointing out that there is a difference.
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Old 02-18-2011, 07:15 PM
 
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Texans: If you like Texas, then don't let Californians get on your nerves. Californians: if you don't like it in Texas and feel the need to complain about the scenery, then move back. I moved from Los Angeles to Dallas 4 years ago and wouldn't move back for anything in the world. Both places are great in their own way though.
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Old 02-18-2011, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Beaverland, OR
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Hell, Houston alone sits in 3 separate regions...Piney Woods, Prairie, & Gulf Coast. More than any other Texas city.
Heh. This is more a testament to Houston's tremendous SPRAWL than anything else. I wouldn't go braggin' about that.

I can tell the people who have genuinely traveled around the U.S. in this forum from those who haven't. California IS geographically more diverse than Texas. Sure, Texas is diverse, but NOT as diverse as CA. Don't make be provide evidence, those in the know, know it's true. And this is coming from a native Texan who lived in Texas for almost a quarter century, and has no love for California.
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Old 02-18-2011, 08:40 PM
 
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California and Texas are about equally diverse. Thats all there is too it. Different diversity, doesnt equal more diversity.
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Old 02-19-2011, 10:38 AM
 
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Central and East Texas (specifically the Waco area) has nothing to offer..

Move along folks...nothing to see or do here...

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Old 02-19-2011, 10:50 AM
 
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