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Muckin' around the Ephemeral Wetlands of the Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve

Updated: Nov 22, 2020

Join us as our friend Rosemary Bauman brings us along as she mucks around the ephemeral wetlands of the Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve. We find all kinds of critters such as salamanders, side-swimmers, dragonflies, flatworms, native bees, and even a pregnant doe! We learn all about the importance of wetlands and similar environments, and appreciate the beauty of this wonderful ecosystem hidden away right in the middle of urban Louisville.


Rosemary updates her blog at oneforestfragment.com regularly, supplying you amazing pictures and educational info all about her work as Head Forest Steward in the nature preserve. It's a full time job that keeps her very busy, but it definitely seems very rewarding and fulfilling. There's hours of articles to read, so please check it out!


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Rosemary Bauman
Rosemary Bauman
29 abr 2020

Thank-you for the proper ID Jim! I ID'ed that one long ago before google images was so good, and you are quite right it is a segmented worm. But considering it's a leech I was right about not wanting it stuck to my head!

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Jim Sky
Jim Sky
29 abr 2020

I was just looking at those wetlands the other day, itching to get off the trail in some good boots, (though I would not do that in the Preserve). What a treat to have Rosemary guide us through. Leeches, like the one Rosemary caught, are in the class Hirudinae in the phylum Annelida or segmented worms, like earthworms. Planaria are the flatworms in the phylum Platyhelminthes. Some are predators of earthworms. Others are those cute little cross-eyed guys that people mutilate in petri dishes to make them grow two heads, tails, etc.


Great job folks.

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