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  1. Study Adds to Knowledge of Fire-enhanced Fungi

    Study Adds to Knowledge of Fire-enhanced Fungi By Frances Figart, Creative Director Our park has among the highest diversity of fungi in North America. There are more than 3,000 documented species, probably a significant underestimation of the true numbers according to fungi experts, or mycologists. A mysterious type is called pyrophilous fungi. It has long been thought that their Read more...
  2. 2020: A Great Year for Waterfalls and Mushrooms

    2020: A Great Year for Waterfalls and Mushrooms By Steve Kemp Based on the heavy flow of waterfalls and the plethora of mushrooms on trails, you might guess this has been a rainy year in the Great Smoky Mountains. You are correct! According to Jim Renfro, the park’s air quality specialist and de facto meteorologist, 2020 has been the wettest year on record thus far at Newfound Gap and Read more...

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