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Jul 27 Hope for Hemlocks Posted on Jul 27, 2018 by The Smokies’ forests help to provide clean air and clean water and support healthy wildlife inside the park and out. Read More
Jul 26 New #1 Best Seller Set in the Smokies Got Help from GSMA authors Posted on Jul 26, 2018 by Discovering historical and biological accuracies about a place is easy when you ask the area experts. Read More
Jun 24 Smokies Life Redux: Rhododendron Revisited Posted on Jun 24, 2018 by Did you know that there are more than 1,000 species of rhododendron in the world? Can you name the four species we have in the Smokies? Read More
Jun 24 Celebrating Cosby: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Posted on Jun 24, 2018 by “Celebrating Cosby: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” community programs to be held every Friday starting June 22 through August 17 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Cosby Campground Amphitheater. Read More
Jun 24 Park to host Cherokee storytelling series in Cades Cove Posted on Jun 24, 2018 by Master Cherokee storyteller Kathi Littlejohn will present two storytelling sessions in Cades Cove in July and August. Read More
Jun 24 The Benefits of Spiders – An Interview with Kefyn Catley Posted on Jun 24, 2018 by Spiders tend to get a bad rap, but they are actually critical to the balance of our ecosystems. Read More
Jun 23 Asheville volunteer group repairs historic Palmer barn Posted on Jun 23, 2018 by For those of you who have visited Cataloochee recently and stood in awe of the Palmer Barn renovation work, you'll be happy to know that volunteerism and philanthropic support made it so. Read More
May 25 Pollinator Garden Dedication Marks First of DLIA Talk Series at Sugarlands Posted on May 25, 2018 by Discover Life in America dedicated the pollinator garden at Sugarlands Visitor Center on May 18. Read More
May 25 Fireflies and Bioluminescence – An Interview with Will Kuhn Posted on May 25, 2018 by One of the most exciting and fabulously popular events each year in late May and early-to-mid June is the flashy mating ritual of the synchronous fireflies in the Great Smoky Mountains.? Read More
May 04 Author of Smokies rescues book experiences one first-hand Posted on May 4, 2018 by If you’ve ever come face-to-face with a group of your heroes, then you understand one of the many emotions author David Brill experienced while hiking recently in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Read More
Apr 27 Great Smoky Mountains Association’s aid-to-park funding tops $2 million in 2017 Posted on Apr 27, 2018 by In its recently released annual report of activity for 2017, GSMA listed its contributions to the national park at $2,357,024 Read More
Apr 18 David Brill to appear at Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage Posted on Apr 18, 2018 by David Brill, author ofInto the Mist: Tales of Death and Disaster, Mishaps and Misdeeds, Misfortune and Mayhem in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, is scheduled to appear during the opening of next week’s Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage in downtown Gatlinburg, Tenn., Tuesday, April 24. Read More
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