eastern diamond back rattlesnake

Here are the 4 Venomous Snakes Found in Tennessee (With Pictures)

Tennessee, like all other states, has venomous snakes. There is a chance you may even bump into one while you are out hiking, like I did on this hike. But most of the time,...

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...
smoky mountains wildlife

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...
american kestrel

20 Birds of Prey You Can Find in Tennessee (With Pictures)

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...

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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