One Whooping Crane survives storm

February 5, 2007

In one of the sadder wildlife stories of the new year, a flock of whooping cranes that passed through Tennessee en route to wintering grounds in Florida were all but wiped out in a fierce storm. Only one of 18 birds on the Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge survived.

Details and updates can be found at Operation Migration.

Chattanooga’s Flying Saucer House for sale

February 5, 2007

The famed Flying Saucer House (aka Space House) on the highway going up Signal Mountain outside of Chattanooga is for sale. According to an article (paid subscription required, alas) in the Chattanooga Times Free Press, the eye-popping home is listed for $184,900.

This distinctive home was built in 1970. A crew from HGTV’s What’s With That House has filmed a segment on the house for airing on an unannounced date.