Tag: salamanders

  1. Come one, come all to the Salamander Ball

    Come one, come all to the Salamander Ball By Steve Kemp Longtime park partner Discover Life in America (DLIA) has announced its first-ever Salamander Ball on Wheels! This fun, family-friendly event will take place at the Parkway Drive-in Theater in Maryville, TN, on Thursday, October 15, 2020. Activities will include live music by guitarist Bill Mize, videos highlighting DLIA’s Read more...
  2. Saving Aquatic Wildlife Becomes Park Ranger’s Passion

    Saving Aquatic Wildlife Becomes Park Ranger’s Passion By Frances Figart, Creative Services Director Summer is here! And as temperatures and humidity rise, returning visitors to Great Smoky Mountains National Park are tempted to dip their toes—and more—in the cool waters of the park’s 2,900 miles of clear mountain streams. Many do not yet know that doing so can put wildlife at risk Read more...
  3. Long-Lost Number 31: The Green Salamander

    Long-Lost Number 31: The Green Salamander By Will Kuhn, Director of Science and Research, Discover Life in America Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for its inordinately high diversity of salamanders. Indeed, there are 30 documented species, ranging from the tiny pygmy salamander (Desmognathus wrighti) to the huge hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis). Among the many Read more...
  4. Permanent Camp: Jordan’s Salamander

    Permanent Camp: Jordan’s Salamander Story by George Ellison and Frances Figart, with illustration by Elizabeth Ellison In GSMA’s Species-a-Day perpetual calendar, Jordan’s salamander appears on December 10, where it is written: “Jordan’s red-cheeked salamander is found only in the Southern Appalachians, with most of the known range being in the park. Like Read more...
  5. Author Reading: The Great Smoky Mountain Salamander Ball

    Author Reading: The Great Smoky Mountain Salamander Ball We are privileged to have author/illustrator Lisa Horstman read her famous award-winning book, The Great Smoky Mountain Salamander Ball. Winner of the National Park Service First Place award for Excellence in 1997, this book has been a Smokies classic for almost 25 years. The idea for The Great Smoky Mountain Salamander Ball began Read more...

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