RE: NANFA-L-- And now for something completely different...

Crail, Todd (tcrail-in-UTNet.UToledo.Edu)
Wed, 23 Aug 2006 21:45:36 -0400

Ah yes, is this "THE" Hurricane creek huh? In fact, I believe they backpacked
and camped there at Walls of Jericho over the weekend. I'll have to ask them
tomorrow. And yes, I think that's his advisor, he is Chinese, so that would
make sense. Zack worked on dying wetlands in Tibet (more govt work) while
over there. Funny thing, thinking about wetlands in Tibet, huh?

He hadn't been to the Little River gorge yet. I think there's a Spring Fling
gettin' ready to happen this Spring! :)

We'll have to get you up to the Duck too Bruce. We did 27 species of mussels
in 1 hour, by SIGHT on BARS, and didn't even bother looking for the junk stuff
like giant floater and papershells up in the waste line :)

By the way... We did this game at my family reunion where we listed our
favorites, and then guessed who it was, when read back to the group. One
question was vacation. Everyone looked around like "HUH?" with nervous laughs
(excepting my parents), when the caller read:

"Alabama... Any time I go".

The Damn Yankee Madness, Toledo, OH
It's never too late to have a happy childhood.


From: on behalf of Bruce Stallsmith
Sent: Wed 8/23/2006 7:56 PM
Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- And now for something completely different...

Alabama A&M's Plant and Soil Science Department does lots of interesting
field work so I'm not surprised a herper from there wound up in China... he
probably works for Yong Wang in that department, who oversees some excellent
field research. And when you come back we should definitely spin around the
Paint Rock system. The easternmost branch is Hurricane Creek now part of a
new state park called the Walls of Jericho. It's a whole day commitment to
visit either by hiking in or getting permission to drive in on a really
rough road, but well worth it. I know that Casper is up for going back;
certainly anyone on this list would be deeply impressed by Hurricane Creek.

--Bruce Stallsmith
along the Tennessee
Huntsville, AL, US of A
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