Tag: Smokies Life

  1. Finding My Roots with a GSMA Membership

    Finding My Roots with a GSMA Membership By Korrin Bishop I placed a stack of maps and guidebooks on the checkout counter of the Sugarlands Visitor Center bookstore in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. “It looks like you’re trying to hike every trail in the park!” exclaimed the woman at the cash register. I nodded. She asked if I was a local. “I am,&rdquo Read more...
  2. New Assassin Bugs Discovered to Exist in the Smokies

    New Assassin Bugs Discovered to Exist in the Smokies By Frances Figart, Creative Services Director Since 1998, nearly 11,000 species have been added to the park’s diversity checklist—and behind each discovery is a unique story. Will Kuhn made one such discovery earlier this year in his office at Discover Life in America (DLiA), which manages the All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory (ATBI Read more...
  3. Illuminating the Magic and Mystery: An Interview with Radim Schreiber, Firefly Photographer

    Illuminating the Magic and Mystery: An Interview with Radim Schreiber, Firefly Photographer   By Frances Figart, Creative Services Director  One of our favorite products that we sell in our GSMA bookstores is Radim Schreiber’s book, Firefly Experience. The coffee-table book has a glowing cover and contains scores of amazing photographs of lighting bugs both in the Smokies and throughout the country. For our latest Read more...
  4. Smokies Life magazine: Where Bears and Humans Converge, Bears Nearly Always Lose

    Smokies Life magazine: Where Bears and Humans Converge, Bears Nearly Always Lose  The following is a teaser for a feature in the current Smokies Life magazine. Point of Conflict Where Bears and Humans Converge, Bears Nearly Always Lose, By David Brill As research clearly demonstrates, many of Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s black bears are moving beyond park boundaries and traveling far greater distances Read more...
  5. Smokies Life magazine: Roosevelt’s “Grand Trip” to the Smokies

    Smokies Life magazine: Roosevelt’s “Grand Trip” to the Smokies The following is a teaser for a feature in the current Smokies Life magazine. Roosevelt’s “Grand Trip” to the Smokies, By Anne Bridges Prologue Many people are aware that President Roosevelt visited Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 1940 to dedicate the park. But few realize that this was his second trip to the Read more...
  6. "Learning Is Still Alive and Well at the Little Greenbrier School" in Smokies Life Fall 2020

    Besides supporting Great Smoky Mountains National Park, one of the many perks of a Great Smoky Mountains Association membership is a subscription to Smokies Life magazine. Below is a sneak preview of one of the features in the upcoming fall issue. Become a member by July 31 in order to receive a copy in the mail. In 1881, Read more...
  7. “Into the Land of Forgetting” by Allison McKittrick in Smokies Life Fall 2020

    “Into the Land of Forgetting” by Allison McKittrick in Smokies Life Fall 2020 Besides supporting Great Smoky Mountains National Park, one of the many perks of a Great Smoky Mountains Association membership is a subscription to Smokies Life magazine. Below is a sneak preview of one of the features in the upcoming fall issue. Become a member by July 15 in order to receive a copy in the mail. Some of the earliest Read more...
  8. Smoky Mountain Air podcast series becomes GSMA’s latest storytelling tool

    Smoky Mountain Air podcast series becomes GSMA’s latest storytelling tool While working from home the past two months, GSMA’s Creative Team has explored and developed some great new ways to help interpret our park’s cultural and natural history. Today, we are launching the latest of these: Smoky Mountain Air.  Hosted by Videographer and Publications Associate Valerie Polk and Senior Publications Read more...
  9. New Index of Smokies Life Articles Prompts Reflections from Steve Kemp

    New Index of Smokies Life Articles Prompts Reflections from Steve Kemp The founder of Smokies Life magazine and its editor for ten years, Steve Kemp was happy to see that we have updated the index of all the magazine’s issues to date and said, “Thanks so much for the index. I use Smokies Life all the time for researching articles, guided hikes, and other projects.” We asked him to tell us how it all Read more...
  10. The Fireflies’ Last Hoorah

    The Fireflies’ Last Hoorah Just because there is no lottery event this year doesn’t mean the lights have to go out on firefly viewing By Frances Figart with image by Radim Schreiber What happens if a firefly flashes in the Smokies and there’s no one there to see it? You might guess, as I did, that a break from the crowds would help strengthen the firefly Read more...

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