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The salamander population in the headwaters of Appalachia is both large and rich in a variety of species. At least in the undisturbed headwaters, that is. UK Department of Forestry scientist Steven Price has determined through a study of 23 Eastern Kentucky headwater streams that mountaintop removal mining and subsequent valley fill takes a toll on the amphibians’ numbers.

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The Mountain Monday Series will move to Saturday this month for a Wildflower Hike Saturday, April 16. Mountain Mondays is hosted by the University of Kentucky Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability.

UK Department of Plant and Soil Sciences associate professor Tim Phillips will lead participants on a non-strenuous hike through Robinson Forest to discover a beautiful array of spring wildflowers. Some common Kentucky wildflowers include blue-eyed Marys, violets, bloodroot, blue lobelia, larkspur, Jack-in-the-pulpit, phlox, phacelia, anemone, trout lily.

Scholars, students,  community members are invited to UK on April 7 to help shape the future of food systems studies at the university.

Enrollment in the CSA provides UK employees and students with a weekly share of fresh certified-organic vegetables from the Horticulture Research Farm from May through October.

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