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What has lived in Town Branch in the past and what new ecologies live there now? This podcast examines the urban ecosystems of Lexington and how they can be impacted by human activities.


Ecology: Study of interactions among organisms and their environment
Environmental health: The physical, chemical and biological factors that contribute to the overall well-being of the environment. Scientists consider things like, air and water quality and biodiversity to understand the health of a local or regional ecosystems.

Further Reading

Kentucky Water Watch

“The Town Branch Environment: An Initial Evaluation” by the Environmental Quality Committee, Town Branch Trail, Inc.

Bluegrass Woodland

Bluegrass Woodland Plants

Center for Mollusk Conservation Brochure

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources – Freshwater Mussels and Aquatic Snails