2014 Amer. Livebearer Assoc. – St. Louis, MO – May 16-18

I had never been to the American Livebearer Association annual convention, but decided that since it was going to be in St. Louis this year, it would be a perfect time to get my feet wet. It was a smaller convention than the Amer. Cichlid Assoc., but there were a lot of nice people involved as well as many interesting speakers. As these conventions usually do, they also had a vendor room, an auction, and members selling fish out of[...] Read the full article→

By Denny | July 19, 2014 @ 1:32 pm | No comments

Sedgwick County Zoo – Wichita, KS – 2013

On our way out to Denver for the American Cichlid Association 2013 convention, we (or I) decided to stop at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, KS. It was well worth the stop. We got there quite early to beat the heat as well as to leave sufficient travel time to our next stop that evening. The zoo was very well done, and as well as being very well laid out. There was quite a bit of tree cover, so[...] Read the full article→

By Denny | August 3, 2013 @ 11:24 am | No comments

Tennessee Aquarium – Chattanooga

Over Spring break we traveled to Washington DC area, but took a side trip to Chattanooga to visit the Tennessee Aquarium. It was well worth the detour. The aquarium is housed in 2 adjacent buildings each about 3-4 stories high – one named Ocean and the other River. You enter at ground level and then are taken to the top floor from where you start to wind your way down to ground level. The displays are well done, and there[...] Read the full article→

By Denny | March 31, 2013 @ 8:41 pm | No comments

Preparing for a Tropical Fish Swap Meet

I’ve been involved in several tropical fish swap meets over the years.  Since I’ve never been physically close to the location of these swap meets, I’ve always had to get up very early in the morning to catch and bag the fish I was taking, and stay up late once I got home, putting away the fish that either didn’t sell or I had purchased.  Since I’m just naturally lazy and value efficiency, I spent a lot of time thinking[...] Read the full article→

By Denny | December 15, 2012 @ 4:20 pm | No comments

Local Collecting Trip to War Eagle Mill

This past week, several members of NWAAS went on a collecting trip to War Eagle Mill, which is a local site on one of the streams running into Beaver Lake (AR). We had two main objectives on this trip. First was to get material for a program presentation at the NWAAS May meeting. We also wanted to show that local sites were a very viable option for a native collecting trip. You’ll have to come to the meeting for a[...] Read the full article→

By Denny | April 22, 2012 @ 9:58 pm | No comments