February 11, 2016

Frank, Flash, a Fence... and a Rare Species

Near Skyline High School
 Next to the trail near the high school is a sign describing the Madison Cave Isopod. Don't feel bad if you've never heard of it; it's rare.

"You are standing in Eastham Park, home to the Madison Cave Isopod (Antrolana Lira), a tiny crustacean that lives near underground water sources. This animal is on the federal and state threatened species lists because its habitat is very limited and often impacted by humans. In fact, this form of isopod has only been found in 12 sites in the United States and only within Virginia and West Virginia."


  1. Great shot of your Frank and Flash! I have enver heard of a Isopod! Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

  2. Nice to see Frank and Flash supporting good Fences! Good to learn new facts everyday!

  3. Enjoyed your winter fence area.

  4. Frank & Flash look great there by that fence. Have you see the Isopod? That would be cool as well.

    1. No, I just found out about it when I saw the sign.

  5. That's a really nice shot of Frank and Flash. Have a great weekend! :)

  6. Nice fence there, Flash looks like he's ready to explore :)

  7. That would be a great place to explore!


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