Archive for the ‘Clams’ Category

Mussels

Now I must admit, I know very little about mussels so when I came across this article, I got the chance to learn a little more. When my kids were younger, we use to come across mussel shells at one of our local nature areas, Emmenegger Nature Park.

It’s located along the Meramec river and at the time, we were able to actually walk right in the river. Most of the shells we came across were just that, the remains of a meal for another animal. These days, you can’t get anywhere near the river. Just a few weeks ago, I took this picture of the river overflowing after a heavy rain.

MeramecRiver2

It’s hard to tell where the river ends and the riverbank begins. Anyway, the article tonight is entitled “Missouri’s Essential Freshwater Mussels by Stephen E. McMurray over at the Missouri Conservationist magazine.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

The stars around us

So this is just one of those cool stories (at least to me) about this planet and how the skies around us can affect us. According to this article, these glassy pearls in these ancient clams actually have a bit of outer space in them.

The article is entitled “Ancient clams give forth glassy pearls that came from outer spaceby Melissa Breyer over at Treehugger. Just such a neat story about the world around us.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian