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The Coates Bluff Nature Trail is dense with diverse plant species. As you experience the trail, you'll notice some old-growth trees as well as younger, understory trees. Stay tuned to learn more about the flora and fauna of the trail! If you'd like to help us identify and catalog any species, see our community science initiative above. Below you will find some highlighted trees and flowering plants that you should keep your eye out for while hiking!

Did you know that a river otter was spotted in the Old Bayou Pierre?


Not only are river otters increadibly cute creatures, they are also crucial indicators of healthy, clean water! River otters are clear signs of waters free of pollution and other damages due to climate change. Friends of the Coates Bluff Trail are happy to see that the Bayou's waters are clean and healthy.

For more information on river otters, visit American Rivers.

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