This episode of Big Blend Radio's 3rd Tuesday "Go to Natchitoches" Show focuses on Briarwood Nature Preserve, a National Historic Place in Saline, Louisiana, which is just north of Natchitoches. Featured guests include Arlene Gould - Director of Natchitoches Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Bayli Quick - Curator at Briarwood Nature Preserve.
Briarwood is the birthplace and home of Caroline Dormon, a world renowned naturalist, author, artist, and the first woman to be hired in the United States Forest Service. The Briarwood Nature Preserve carries on the work started by Miss Dormon by preserving wildflowers native to the south and educating the public. More: https://briarwoodnp.org/
Natchitoches (pronounced Nack-a-tish) is the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase Territory and is part of the Cane River National Heritage Area. More: https://natchitoches.com/
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