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RE: Thanks Phil..

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Posted by: Phil Peak at Tue Nov 29 08:42:45 2005  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Phil Peak ]  
   

Thanks Steve, yes I would consider that range map to be fairly accurate. There are some geographical features that have much to do with calligasters range in Ky. In Jefferson county we found prairie kings on the north side of the salt river. This is near its confluence with the Ohio river and it is a fairly imposing obstacle at this point. The salt river serves as the border of the county lines separating Hardin and Jefferson so its interesting that at some point calligaster found their way across the river. Within a mile or so from where this population lives is the start of the Knobs. The Knobs is a range of wooded hills maybe 1000' or so in elevation that is great snake habitat in general, but poor habitat for calligaster. They do not seem to penetrate east of this point. The area you mentioned in northwestern Ky (Union, Henderson, McClean counties..etc) is the region known as the western coal field. This area is predominately lowland country with river swamps and that sort of thing and is it too is poor habitat for prairies so that is why they are absent from that sizable area. Black kings do well there though. Phil


   

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