wildlife

Environment
6:03 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Experts Say Beavers No Threat to St. Matthews Park

The beaver lodge in Draut Park.
Erica Peterson WFPL

The City of St. Matthews is struggling with how to deal with beavers that have made their home in a local park.

Ian Timothy is seventeen years old. He’s been coming to Draut Park—a small park behind Mall St. Matthews—for four years, watching the family of beavers. They’ve built a dam and lodge near a culvert.

He points to the lodge. “It kind of just looks like a pile of sticks, but they’re living in the lodge.”

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Environment
5:00 pm
Wed October 26, 2011

The Strange Life, Death and Reproductive Cycle of an Endangered Mussel

Biologists seed the mussels in the bed of the Green River.
Erica Peterson WFPL

Tigers, grizzly bears, sea turtles and humpback whales have long been mascots of endangered species. But then…there's the pink mucket, which once peppered river bottoms in Kentucky, but has been decimated by pollution.

Earlier this week, a team of scientists ventured into the Green River in an effort to reintroduce lab-grown pink muckets into their natural habitat.

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