Nature Noted

Notes on a changing Nature

Location: Bellville, Texas, United States

I never would have predicted this one

Thursday, April 28, 2005

I wasn't extinct, I was in Memphis

I've long suspected that time has been suspended once you cross the Mississippi river bridge and head into Arkansas. Now, scientific proof! An ivory billed woodpecker has been discovered in a protected forest of eastern Arkansas called The Big Woods. It's an area that's just 40 miles from downtown Memphis. The last sighting in the U.S. was in 1944. The Nature Conservancy says the discovery may mean more protection for the Big Woods area.
"This is huge. Just huge," said Frank Gill, senior ornithologist at the Audubon Society. "It is kind of like finding Elvis."
How appropriate.


Blogger Tom Andersen said...

It's much better than finding Elvis. Now if John and George could somehow come back, it would be like reuniting the Beatles.

8:12 PM  

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