As winter finally starts to melt and the first green glow of tulip poplar blossoms rise over the mountains, we take a moment once again to be thankful for the…

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Painted Bunting  (Passerina ciris) As the season warms up this year, the grays of winter become the colors of spring…and some of those colors are just wild! One of the…

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                                                                                 Red Hills Salamander  (Phaeognathus hubrichti) The Red Hills Salamander is a really large terrestrial salamander – about 10 inches long! They are a brownish gray color and were not…

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  Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)  The Golden Eagle is the largest raptor in North America, measuring from around two and half to three feet with a wingspan of seven feet!…

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Carolina Northern Flying Squirrel  (Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus) By Sean Cheetham     The Carolina Northern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus) is a subspecies of the more widely distributed Northern Flying…

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Timber Rattlesnake (Crotalus Horridus) By: Sean Cheetham             The Timber Rattlesnake is a venomous thick bodied snake that can grow between 3 – 4.5 feet or more. Just like its…

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          North American Raccoon (Procyon lotor) by Jeremy Kuhne   Raccoons originally resided in North American mixed and deciduous forests. They eventually dispersed to mountainous regions,…

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  Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) by Cherie Southwick   Think you are “in-tune” with nature? Well, if you’ve heard the sweet songs of the Carolina wren, you might just be.…

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Southern Appalachian Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) by Minshu Deng Wild South, with support from partners like Second Gear, work to protect our native wildlife – advocating through education – and…

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