People often ask:Is it fun to do a swamp tour in the bayou in the fall and in the winter?
And the answer is: yes of course! You may see fewer alligators and snakes because reptiles slow down, hide, and begin to hibernate when the temperature is below 70 degrees, but you actually see more birds and other wildlife that you don't see in the summer. You also get a better view further out into the swamp in the wintertime because there are no needles left on the cypress trees (since they are deciduous). Often times things are still blooming in the fall and some in the winter, and there is a gorgeous carpet of colorful flowers on the water.