He has won multiple awards for his work, including 11 Best of Show Awards at the New Orleans Wildfowl Carvers and Collectors Guild, The Cajun Heritage Festival in Larose, and the South Louisiana Wildfowl Carving Competition in Houma, Louisiana. South Louisiana carving competitions are nationally known for the quality of workmanship among exhibitors. Most recently he won the People’s Choice Award at the Pearl River Woodcarvers Guild competition in Jackson, MS.
An egret is any of several herons, most of which are white or buff, and several of which develop fine plumes (usually milky white) during the breeding season. Many egrets are members of the genera Egretta or Ardea which contain other species named as herons rather than egrets. The distinction between a heron and an egret is rather vague, and depends more on appearance than biology. The word "egret" comes from the French word "aigrette" that means both "silver heron" and "brush," referring to the long filamentous feathers that seem to cascade down an egret's back during the breeding season.
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