Things you Should Know About Camping in Bear Country

Contrary to what you may hear from people, or see in the movies, bears are not out to hunt humans. Bears prefer to avoid humans, though human carelessness can cause them to behave otherwise....

When Do Rhododendrons Bloom In the Smokies?

A common question asked by people visiting Great Smoky Mountains National park during the spring and summer months is, when do the Rhododendrons bloom in the Smokies? And where can I see them? Rhododendrons are...
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20 Birds of Prey You Can Find in Tennessee

Here I have compiled a list of 20 raptors, or birds of prey, that call Tennessee home or at the very least are known to visit from time to time. There are several species...
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Animals you might Encounter in the Great Smoky Mountains

You might be wondering if you'll run across any wildlife or animals in the smoky mountains, and what those animals might be. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is home to a wide variety...

Black Bears of the Great Smoky Mountains

As you may know, bears hibernate in the winter. According to bear.org, black bears hibernate for up to 7.5 months a year. It can really vary based on how available food is but generally...

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