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Another Fresh Water Mussel Costume!

Posted by Linda Costello Hinchey on August 9, 2019 at 2:35 AM Comments comments (0)

I started this costume almost a year ago. There is so much more to designing and creating these costumes that most realize. It's all painstakingly hand created and painted. Inspired by the Lampsilis fasciola, common name the Wavy-rayed Lampmussel complete with darter lure headdress. This one was created for the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Williamstown, West Virginia! Contact us to have your native species costume created!

The bottom photo shows the inside anatomy of the mussel.




Freshwater Mussel by L.Costello Hinchey

Posted by Linda Costello Hinchey on October 3, 2015 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Designed, created and hand painted fresh water mussel.


Creating a Hellbender!

Posted by Linda Costello Hinchey on August 21, 2015 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Kind of sounds like something from a Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley novel.  



Hand created Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis (eastern hellbender salamander) by Artist, L. Costello Hinchey for the Upper Tennessee River Roundtable by a grant by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife.


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