Unique and Beautiful, Ours to Protect

Watercress Darter of Jefferson County, Alabama

The Black Warrior River Keeper and Freshwater Land Trust have just announced the creation of a new 26.2 acre conservation easement in the Powderly neighborhood of Birmingham along spring-fed creeks that are home to the beautiful and tiny little fish, the Watercress Darter. The Watercress Darter, an endangered species, is found in Jefferson County, Alabama and nowhere else in the world.
It amazes me that, in spite of all the mining and industry, forest cutting, home building, earth-moving that our county has seen over two centuries, that this little wonder survived.