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  1. Word from the Smokies: Meet the Wild Creatures Native to Appalachia’s ‘Sky Islands’

    Word from the Smokies: Meet the Wild Creatures Native to Appalachia’s ‘Sky Islands’ by Aaron Searcy, Publications Associate A new study is taking a closer look at the startling forms of life that exist only on some of Appalachia’s highest mountaintops—some of which are in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. On these ancient peaks, dubbed ‘sky islands,’ are the last living remnants of the region’ Read more...
  2. The cicada-pocalypse is nigh!

    The cicada-pocalypse is nigh! By Will Kuhn Be on the lookout for a rare natural history event that’s unfolding right now! This month through mid-July, billions of 17-year periodical cicadas are expected to emerge across a wide swath of the eastern US, including in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. And it might get a little loud. Periodical cicadas comprise a Read more...

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