Nature Marches On

Nature Marches On

By Valerie Polk, GSMA Videographer and Publications Associate

Do wildflowers continue to bloom, even if there is no one there to see them?

Yes, of course! Our park may be closed, but nature marches on. And because you can’t be here to see it for yourself, we want to share this lovely video from years past of spectacular early spring wildflowers in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Take a moment to enjoy their simple beauty and just relax. 

What signs of spring are you seeing in your neck of the woods? Share your photos with us on Facebook! 

March flora and fauna in the Smokies:

  • Bloodroot, spring-beauty, hepatica, and early glimpses of trillium bloom in mild weather.
  • Ants and other pollinators are active among early wildflowers called spring ephemerals.
  • Redbud and serviceberry trees bloom.
  • River otter pups are born and bears emerge from winter dens.
  • Resident birds begin to sing more frequently and migrating songbirds arrive in the park.
  • Elk shed their antlers.

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