Most records that exist about the Hellbender’s whereabouts in Kentucky are from accidental captures by anglers or field biologists. When scientists conducted a statewide survey in 2011 to determine where these large salamanders live, very few were found.
But most biologists agree: Populations of this elusive amphibian are in danger.
From wearing masks to tracking temperatures, there are plenty of health considerations for Kentuckians as they transition from “healthy at home” to “healthy at work,” but here is one you may not have thought of: stagnant water in the workplace.
This year’s Earth Day will look different in the Commonwealth, as efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus prevent the large gatherings that marked the first celebration 50 years ago. Instead, many Kentuckians will spend the day in their own backyards — which creates its own opportunities for learning and celebration.