Beware of stinging caterpillars in New Orleans

Beware of stinging Buckmoth caterpillars in New Orleans. Friends and neighbors have warned us to look out for these caterpillars on sidewalks. They said the caterpillars fall from trees, especially oaks, and are easy to step on if you are barefoot.

The Buckmoth caterpillars sting people and animals.

buckmoth caterpillar via earthwatch2.org

buckmoth caterpillar via earthwatch2.org

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Our fave Mardi Gras pix from the weekend

Eighteen Mardi Gras parades rolled in the New Orleans area over the weekend, including the Krewe of Barkus (dog parade), Carrollton, Oshun, Chewbaccus (scifi), ‘tit Rex (miniature) and King Arthur.

So many things to do, so little time. If you didn’t make it to all the parades, we made a Storify post of our fave parade pictures to catch you up.

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Mardi Gras parade schedule in New Orleans

Mardi Gras is getting into full swing in New Orleans. We can’t tell you how many times our neighbors have warned us not to move our cars because we’ll lose our parking spaces for days.

Eighteen parades roll this weekend in the New Orleans area, according to MardiGrasNewOrleans.com. If you work today, no worries. You can catch the ones Saturday and Sunday.

This is a screenshot of the parade schedule for this weekend from MardiGrasNewOrleans.com.

This is a screenshot of the parade schedule for this weekend from MardiGrasNewOrleans.com.

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