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&#8594

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

Protomelas taeniolatus – Super Red Empress

I traded with another hobbyist in KC this weekend for 4 Super Red Empress. Supposed to be 1 male and 3 females, but after I got them home, it looks to me like at least one of the supposed females is a male. I’ve had them before, and they are a truly beautiful fish. My only problem was that it took more than 9 months for the males to start coloring up, and then it was only one at a[…] Read the full article&#8594

By Denny | February 27, 2012 @ 4:39 pm | No comments

Homemade Water Pump

I’ll be one of the speakers for the NWAAS January meeting on Saturday, January 14, 2012. This will be held at 6:30pm in the Rogers Police Department Community Room. I’ll be talking on making a water pump and vacuum pump out of PVC pipe and fittings. I’ve already made the vacuum pump, and will be making the water pump in the next few weeks, so I can get some pictures of the process. Come to the meeting if you’d like[…] Read the full article&#8594

By Denny | December 23, 2011 @ 9:05 pm | No comments

Running Around As If The World Is Ending

I finally found out what that means, at least as far as my chickens are concerned. I was in my office the other day, and suddenly heard just an awful commotion from the chickens – much more than usual. I looked out and could see them running all around while screeching at the top of their lungs. I went out on the deck to see what was happening, and a hawk was flying away. The chickens had finally all run[…] Read the full article&#8594

By Denny | November 19, 2011 @ 9:41 am | No comments

American Flag Fish

Last May I wanted to try some of my tropical fish out in my ponds. I decided to try American Flag Fish because I hadn’t tried them before, and they are very attractive. I placed the fish in the pond in May, and didn’t see them all summer. I had removed the livebearers from another pond several weeks ago, and I was just looking in the pond where I had placed the Flag Fish last Spring when I saw 2[…] Read the full article&#8594

By Denny | October 24, 2011 @ 6:42 pm | No comments