This year’s Mudpuppy Night may have been the best ever: a fine meal, and so many Mudpuppies they were, “singin’ and dancin’ and settin’ on chairs” in the words of Fred Schueler. It was like they were showing off.
Mudpuppy? It’s a salamander in a group that includes the Mexican Axolotl, the Ozark Hellbender, and the Japanese Giant Salamander, the latter the size of a Labrador Retriever, with a nasty bite that belies its goofy appearance. Ice fishermen occasionally catch Mudpuppies, but seeing one is Continue reading →
Dave Forsyth sends us pics from the Carp Ridge, showing the extent of the January thaw. Fiddleheads are tough, but lack of snow can be hard on small mammals that rely on heavy snow cover, especially if we get very cold temperatures after the thaw. So Continue reading →