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APSU led research team names new crayfish species for 101st Airborne Division

 

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The stream beds on the Tennessee side of Fort Campbell harbor a rare treasure, a rusty-brown crayfish with white-tipped claws that exists nowhere else in the world. Former Austin Peay State University (APSU) graduate student Erin Bloom led the research that identified the crayfish as a new species.

The Screaming Eagle Crayfish is rare, and it's vulnerable, found at only three streams at Fort Campbell and one stream in Clarksville. (Carl Williams)

The Screaming Eagle Crayfish is rare, and it’s vulnerable, found at only three streams at Fort Campbell and one stream in Clarksville. (Carl Williams)

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TWRA Presents Fishing Proposals for 2014-15

 

Now Accepting Regulations Comments

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRAKnoxville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) Fisheries Division announced its proposed 2014-15 sport fish and commercial fishing regulation changes during the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission’s August meeting.  TWRA Fisheries Division Chief Bobby Wilson made the proposals at the August 22nd-23rd meeting of the TFWC held in Knoxville.

The public is invited to provide comments on the 2014-15 proposals. The comment period for the commercial fishing regulations will be until September 18th. «Read the rest of this article»

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Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for July 7th through July 13th, 2013

 

Clarksville, TNDunbar Cave State Natural Area has been a State Park since 1973. The cave and its surrounding 110 acres have considerable scenic, natural and historical significance. The entrance offered shelter to prehistoric Native Americans as far back as 10,000 years.

Dunbar Cave State Natural Area will present many nature programs this summer. There are programs for children and adults.

Upcoming events include: Morning Nature Hike, Night Creatures, How to Build and Start a Campfire, Overnight Backpacking Training (Part 1), Wildflowers and so much more!

Geese at Dunbar Cave State Park

Geese at Dunbar Cave State Park

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Dunbar Cave State Park’s Annual Crawdad Hootenanny, May 19th

 

Clarksville, TN – Don your boots and join intrepid biologists Wooten and Withers for an aquatic excursion to a natural area best known for its historic cave. Dunbar Cave State Natural Area is home to some of our most clever crayfish–the mudbugs, or burrowers.

Bring boots you don’t mind getting wet and gloves you don’t mind getting dirty. «Read the rest of this article»

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Dunbar Cave State Natural Area Programs for August 5th through August 10th

 

Clarksville, TNDunbar Cave State Natural Area has been a State Park since 1973. The cave and its surrounding 110 acres have considerable scenic, natural and historical significance. The entrance offered shelter to prehistoric Native Americans as far back as 10,000 years.

Dunbar Cave State Natural Area will present many nature programs this summer.

Upcoming events include: Frogs and Toads, Hunters of the Past, Junior Ranger Kickoff, Night Flight and so much more!

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Dunbar Cave State Natural Area Programs for June 3rd through June 11th

 

Clarksville, TNDunbar Cave State Natural Area has been a State Park since 1973. The cave and its surrounding 110 acres have considerable scenic, natural and historical significance. The entrance offered shelter to prehistoric Native Americans as far back as 10,000 years.

Dunbar Cave State Natural Area will present many nature programs this summer.

Upcoming events include: Wildflower hike, History of Dunbar Cave, Atlatl Demonstration and so much more!

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What’s going on at Dunbar Cave

 

What’s going on at Dunbar Cave is an occasional piece written by Park Interpreter Amy Wallace

Dunbar Cave seen from across Swan LakeFlowers that are blooming now include Swamp Milkweed, a pink ballerina-looking flower that can be found at the edge of the lake; Ironweed, a rich deep purple flower with a stem that can reach 9 feet or more; Orange Coneflower, found in one spot along the lake shore (looks a lot like a black-eyed Susan); Creeping Primrose, a yellow flower that actually grows in the water at the edge of the lake; Wild Sensitive Plant, that looks like a small mimosa tree, has small yellow flowers; Tick Trefoil, with three leaflets and a pealike lavender or pink flower (this will later have the brown triangular seeds that stick all over your clothes); and Tall Bellflower, with blue flowers, found growing near the rock walls on the way to the cave.

The fruit of the Clematis

Clematis fruit

We also have the fruits of flowers from earlier in the summer – the alien looking fruit of the Wild Clematis and the round green ball (will turn dark purple later) that is the fruit of the Yellow Passion Flower.

Our crayfish are coming out onto the banks of the lake and making chimneys to hide while they shed their exoskeleton and the new one hardens. «Read the rest of this article»

 



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