Video: Creepy Crawly Visitors on State of Affairs!

by Laura Ellis on June 12, 2008

audubon-duo.JPGThis past Wednesday we did a show about John James Audubon and the anniversary of his time in Louisville. Our guests included two re-enactors, who came in costume and brought all sorts of goodies, including native plants and critters. Mike Strohm (left on the photo) portrays Audubon himself, and Howard McDaniel plays his assistant, a landscape painter named George Lehman.

It’s the first time since I’ve been with the show that I can remember having reptiles, amphibians, fish, or crustaceans as guests. They didn’t say much, but they did entertain us once we were off the air – our fearless host Julie Kredens held the snake and the crawfish! We hope they entertain you, too.


A fish called a Rosefin Shiner


How to hold a crawfish, without getting pinched.


A strangely cute Northern Water Snake


A very calm Leopard Frog. According to Wikiepdia, they’re commonly used as dissection specimens in biology classrooms. I guess this one hit the jackpot – it’s going to be a temporary guest in the interpretive center at Bernheim Forest (where all these animals are from), then it’ll be released back into the wild.

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Crow Hollister June 13, 2008 at 11:17 am

Really enjoyed seeing Bernheim through John James Audubons eyes. Great show.

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