Archive for August 27th, 2013

Those other hellbenders

So while I recently posted about the hellbenders here in the Ozarks (see the post Hell(bender) of a day), it turns out that their relatives out east also have some help. That’s according to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal entitled “Bronx Zoo Team Helps Hellbender Salamanders Go Home” by Will James. It’s nice to know that both the St. Louis Zoo and the Bronx Zoo are working together to help them out.

I also found this website, entitled, that gives lots of great information and reading for those interested in learning about hellbenders.  It’s good to see that the Hellbender has lots of friends.



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Deep down up north

Okay, so we’ve been back a couple of weeks now from the cabin up north in Minnesota and so when I saw the article “Cave Collector in Minnesota Hunts for Additions to His Empire” by James Card over at the New York Times, it reminded me of the book I read on caves up in the twin cities entitled Subterranean Twin Cities by Greg Brick.

I’m hoping that one day I can get at least one of my kids to go on a cave adventure with me. While I was never too fond of them when I was growing up, I’m definitely intrigued now.


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