The sky is a flawless, cloudless blue over Cataloochee Ski Area as Mark Brogan, 37, suits up for a morning…
It’s been just about 10 years since the day Joe-Ann McCoy, then living in Iowa and working as the national…
The doors opened, and the room filled — with hikers, bikers, ecologists, conservation workers, economic development professionals and Cherokee tribal…
Born in the upstairs of the Post Office building his mom ran in Crabtree, Robert Williams, now 87, has always…
The day after our water dance with manatees in Crystal River we headed across Florida to Merritt Island National Wildlife…
Drawing more than 300 million visitors each year, the National Park Service is both a reservoir of natural beauty and…
A pair of mature bald eagles has been hanging out at Lake Junaluska for a few months now. I have…
Waynesville is in the midst of a makeover on three of its streams, and it’s a renovation that fish, crayfish…
Christopher Columbus had a lot of misconceptions about where he wound up in 1492 and what he saw. Mermaids were…
An Old World delicacy tied to myths of the supernatural, the truffle is often construed as a rare exotic, likely…
At 8 a.m. on a December morning, the newly risen sun had barely warmed the air over Franklin from the…
Bamboo is the common name applied to a wide and varied group of woody grasses from all around the world.…
When rain finally quelled the wildfires running rampant through the Southeastern U.S. last year, the public was breathing a collective…
At 34, Jennifer Pharr Davis has conquered her fair share of long-distance hikes, and then some. Her 2011 hike of…
Some time around mid-September I added tic number 207 to my 2017 bird list. It was a merlin I saw…
At some point roughly 20 years ago, a shipment from Asia arrived in the United States with a passel of…
In its two years of existence, the Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians has shown a willingness to travel.…
I received a few emails after the story of Brent Martin’s departure as Southern Appalachian Regional Director of the Wilderness…
When Margo Capparelli, Ph.D., first began her career, she had little idea that it would develop such a strong focus…
Bunny Johns became a paddler mostly by accident. As a college freshman in the early 1960s, she’d lined up a…
Don’t you love the way it rolls off the tongue — “spec-mm-dsgt?” As in, “what time is it spec-mm-dsgt?”
The Smoky Mountain Field School was only a couple years old when Joel Zachary came on as an instructor in…
It’s a sunny, abnormally warm October afternoon, and Tom Anspach is ready to meet it with a canoe on the…
Two years in a row — for this Hendershot family that’s like a tradition. We pedaled the Virginia Creeper Trail…
Two short years ago, the backyard of Waynesville’s Grace Church in the Mountains was basically just grass, save for a…
It’s a sunny Friday morning on the Pigeon River when the bucket brigade assembles, five-gallon containers in hand. The stock…
I had the pleasure of leading a birding trip for Alarka Expeditions on Friday September 29. I had been in…
Darby Harris is going on a bike ride Saturday, Oct. 7, but how far he’ll pedal will be a mystery…
The years since retirement have been anything but dull for Highlands residents Ed and Cindy Boos. From Ecuador to Kenya…
Regrettably a wall through desert and riparian lowlands along the Mexico-U.S. border will have terrible effects on terrestrial fauna whose…
A summer of hard work is paying tasty dividends for some kids in Swain County 4-H — dividends paid in…
In the lull between summer’s peak and fall’s color arrival, things are on the quiet side at the Highlands Biological…
Number one daughter had a big camping weekend planned with friends and their families at Lake Chatuge over Labor Day.…
Once Jay Ruebel started seeing the billboard, which advertised the 28.3-mile Trailblaze Challenge hike, it seemed like he couldn’t stop…
Two independent natural phenomena have occurred over the past few days that will be etched in the memories, minds and…
Austin Bohanan, 18, had been lost in the wilderness for 11 days when he woke up the morning of Aug.…
Brian McMahan and Johnny Nicholson can both remember boyhood days spent in the mountains, hunting the elusive ginseng plant. Coveted…
Enrique Gomez was 16 years old the first time he experienced the shadow of the moon. Gomez, now an associate…
Friends and followers of “The Naturalist’s Corner” know I’m keeping a year-list of birds I see/hear this year. As I…
As I stood freezing on the dock above 67.3-degree Lake Logan, the main thought running through my head was a…
Nearly a century old, the aging Cullowhee Dam is at a crossroads — with risk of failure increasing, Western Carolina…
My family and I were in the Rock Hill, S.C.-Charlotte area a few weeks back to visit my sister and…
The attraction between people and waterfalls is nothing new, with a couple waterfall deaths per year typical between the Great…
It’s one of those summer days that’s so hot and humid it’s impossible to walk even two steps without sweating,…
Issues surrounding the management of the country’s national forests have always been thorny. It’s easy to see why — there…
The clear water of the West Fork Pigeon River tumbling from its mountain headwaters takes on a yellowish hue through…
White dots will soon pepper the sidewalks of downtown Sylva as the town sets out to claim its identity as…
There was much concern regarding the noonday globe snail, Petera clarkia nantahala, after the Tellico Fire burned through the Nantahala…
Mark Woods will retire as superintendent of the Blue Ridge Parkway on July 3, but on July 4 he’ll don…
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