RE: NANFA-L-- River Raisin

Bruce Stallsmith (
Mon, 09 Jan 2006 23:45:21 -0500

The famous River Raisin... I just recently read a paper about mussel
diversity in the River Raisin by McRae, Allan and Burch, in Freshwater
Biology, 2004. They surveyed pretty much the whole basin and found 21
species with decently high abundance and diversity. I'm glad the real river
works about to be more interesting than a fairly dispassionate description.
Of course, on one site in the Tennessee we found 23 species of mussels but
the Tennessee's flood plain doesn't exactly exist any more. (And no fat
muckets in the Tennessee here but we do have pink muckets.)

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

>From: "Crail, Todd" <tcrail-in-UTNet.UToledo.Edu>
>To: <>
>Subject: NANFA-L-- River Raisin
>Date: Mon, 9 Jan 2006 20:29:44 -0500
>Howdy gang,
>Sheesh. Am I writing a trip report? Holey moley. Good riddance 2005...
>Anyway, the Ladyfriend suggested we get outside with a high of 39 degrees,
>that all the gardens and tanks are moved and we can breathe a little. It
>pretty darn fair out:
>We wanted to go someplace other than stuff right around here... Thought it
>a good opportunity to head up and check out a Nature Conservancy preserve
>near Ann Arbor, Michigan called the Nan Weston Preserve.
>They're the first set of pictures found-in-the root of the directory:
> (2416 - 2435)
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