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Knoxville Mussel mural

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#1 trygon

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Posted 27 October 2016 - 08:35 PM

This past July this mural was unveiled showcasing three endangered Tennessee mussels and two darters, a Blotchside Logperch and a Citico Darter.  The mural is on a retaining wall that is 230 feet long by about 15 feet high and is located on one of our greenways near the University of Tennessee.




Looking south



Looking north.  The wall is curved making photography challenging.



Detail of Lampsilis and lure.



Detail of Epioblasma, other Lampsilis and Darters.



Detail of glochidia and baby mussels.

Bryce Gibson
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#2 littlen

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 07:41 AM

That is a great piece of artwork.

Nick L.

#3 UncleWillie

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 07:56 AM

Very cool!  It's been years, but that looks like the Third Creek greenway the goes between main campus and the agriculture campus.  Is the Joe Johnson Drive bridge in the background?

Willie P

#4 mattknepley

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Posted 29 October 2016 - 06:49 AM

That rocks!
Matt Knepley
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#5 MtFallsTodd

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Posted 30 October 2016 - 06:52 AM

Really awesome!!!
Deep in the hills of Great North Mountain

#6 natureman187

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 12:21 AM

Bryce, this is incredible.

The awareness initiative down there blows me away.

Sangamon River Valley

#7 trygon

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 09:44 AM

Yes it is very cool and I'm glad you guys like it.  You are correct UncleWillie, and a short walk from my office; I was at the 'hooch over the weekend and exploring the Chickamauga, just outside of Sautee, you guys need some water just like we do.

Bryce Gibson
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#8 Isaac Szabo

Isaac Szabo
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Posted 10 November 2016 - 12:54 PM

That's really cool.

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