Tag: insects

  1. 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...
  2. Little Beetle Makes a Big Difference

    Little Beetle Makes a Big Difference By Frances Figart, Creative Services Director Maggie Mamantov loves... dung beetles! She’s getting her PhD in ecology and evolutionary biology and studying the impact of climate change on non-native species, particularly dung beetles in the genus Onthophagus. After getting her B.A from Iowa’s Grinnell College, Mamantov has come back Read more...
  3. The Secret Life on a Tree—Part Two: Other Insects and Arthropods

    The Secret Life on a Tree—Part Two: Other Insects and Arthropods This three-part series in honor of Earth Day 2020 is brought to you by Smokies Live and Discover Life in America. Other parts of the series can be found here: Part One: Bees Part Three: Mysteries By Will Kuhn, Director of Science and Research at Discover Life in America. All photos by Will Kuhn. Like many of us, I’ve spent most of my Read more...

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