Tennessee State Animals and Plants (With Pictures)

All U.S. states, Tennessee included, have state animals and state plants. For example, the state bird of Tennessee is the Northern Mockingbird. Sometimes there is just one state species like this but many times...

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...

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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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...

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