Thursday, April 23, 2015

Earth Day Conservation Easement Survey in Roane County

Christie drove over from Nashville to survey this tract that includes a portion of Whites Creek and a lot of Piney Creek. The owner is interested in putting a conservation easement on it this year. This waterfall is a tributary to Ford Branch.
I think this is a large flowered trillium. Anybody want to jump in?
I have been unable to key this one out. It's gorgeous though. Anybody know what it is?

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Whites Creek Tests Positive for Hellbenders!

This Just In...
Just got an email from Stephen Spear that the Whites Creek eDNA sample is positive. Good news! Now we just have to find one…

Regards, Mike

Dr. Michael Freake
Dept. of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Lee University

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Whites Creek Near the Source

I have met a great guy who owns the land where Whites Creek emerges from the ground. He sent me this picture taken very recently. I must make a pilgrimage very soon!