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That Sandy Spit of Land!

The sandy spit of land that rises to honor the mixing of two water bodies. The North and Middle Forks of the Kentucky River just upstream from Beattyville where they will join the South Fork to form a mighty river that gave its name to a Commonwealth. Hard to reach!

Canoeing with John Graham on September 8, 2021. Putting in at the bridge at Airedale and taking out on the Beattyville ramp.

About Author

Ronald R. Van Stockum, Jr. is a lawyer, teacher, biologist, writer, guitarist, and recently an actor living on his family's old farm in Shelbyville, Kentucky. He has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Santa Clara University, and a Masters and PhD. in Biology from the University of Louisville. He also has his Juris Doctorate in Law from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law. He practices law from offices in Shelbyville, Kentucky concentrating his legal practice in environmental law. His biologic research is in historical phytogeography. Dr. Van Stockum, Jr. has published numerous books, articles, and short stories in the areas of law, science, and creative writing. most of his 24 titles are available on this site and Amazon with many on Kindle and Audible!


  • Mimi Perper
    September 12, 2021 at 11:14 am

    Lovely video tour. Well spoken. Thank you.

  • Allen
    September 12, 2021 at 12:13 pm

    Reggie – been a long time. Glad to be on your list. I am retired and spending about 1/2 my time on the family farm in McLean country doing a lot of conservation projects. Getting ready for the first prescribed burn on my 23 yo native grass stand – the first in the county. Serving on the state nature conservancy board – who’s work is dear to my heart. We’ll need to catch up sometime. Best, Allen

  • ashley trautner
    September 12, 2021 at 12:47 pm

    So beautifully presented and well spoken.

  • Margaret Seiffert
    September 12, 2021 at 12:58 pm

    Lovely video


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