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New Species Of Moth Named To Honor The Cherokee Nation
2014-06-30 03:36:44

Pensoft Publishers A small, drab and highly inconspicuous moth has been flitting nameless about its special niche among the middle elevations of one of the world's oldest mountain ranges, the southern Appalachian Mountains in North America. A team of American scientists has now identified this new to science species as Cherokeea attakullakulla and described it in a special issue of the open access journal ZooKeys. In all probability, it has been frequenting these haunts for tens of...

2014-01-16 08:25:05

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Planning a winter getaway? Consider the picturesque Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. The quaint mountain villages of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg offer plenty of shopping, dining, and outdoor winter activities to make this a top vacation destination during the cold winter months. Here are our top reasons to visit the Smokies this season. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140116/PH47320-a) (Photo:...

2013-12-31 23:24:57

Top-rated birding and nature tour company, Naturalist Journeys, announces a spring birding and nature tour to one of America’s scenic wonders, the fabled Blue Ridge Mountains. Charlotte, North Carolina (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 Naturalist Journeys, a top Nature Tour Company, announces their Spring Blue Ridge Mountains Guided Birding Tour, led by Doug Pratt, who has been fascinated with the region since he was a young boy. “My family loved camping,” Pratt explains, “and every...

2013-12-20 23:27:03

The Pine Mountain Range in west-central Georgia is rooted in unique and diverse plant and animal species, and has great historical value. An article in the journal Castanea discusses the significance of the ecosystems found coexisting on this range, as well as the importance of and ways to conserve the species that live there before they disappear forever. Jacksonville, AL (PRWEB) December 20, 2013 Castanea – In an age focused on hybrid cars, solar-paneled houses, and reusable water...

2012-02-12 08:00:00

http://www.bobzio.com users can save up to 50% off romantic cabins in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Bobzio.com provides free internet marketing services to the first 20,000 Vacation Rental Owners to sign up for accounts. Nashville, Tn (PRWEB) February 12, 2012 Valentine's Day in the Smoky Mountains, thanks to bobzio.com, a co-op of Gatlinburg cabin rental owners and home exchangers, can be a special memory and easy on the pocketbook or billfold. Each listing on Bobzio.com is individually...

2011-09-27 14:22:13

An analysis of two decades of data collected by the U.S. Forest Service´s Forest and Inventory Analysis (FIA) program shows that the live volume of hemlocks in the eastern United States is increasing despite infestations of hemlock woolly adelgidthat have decimated local populations. The information comes from an e-Science Update co-authored by scientists from two U.S. Forest Service research stations, the Northern Research Station (NRS) and the Southern Research Station (SRS), and...

2011-09-27 11:33:25

A recent analysis of two decades of USDA Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) data shows the live volume of hemlocks in the eastern United States still increasing despite spreading infestations of hemlock woolly adelgid. FIA scientists from the Forest Service Southern Research Station (SRS) and Northern Research Station (NRS) published the information as an SRS e-Science Update in early August. The FIA researchers conducted the analysis for this update on 20 years of data...


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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
2014-05-27 15:19:19

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an American National Park located in the two states of North Carolina and Tennessee. The Great Smoky Mountains, from which the park received its name, are part of a small section of the Appalachian Mountain chain known as the Blue Ridge Mountains. The park holds 522,419 acres of federally protected land and was established in 1934, although Congress had sanctioned the development of the park in 1926. It is known as the first park to be funded in part...

Spruce Fir Moss Spider, Microhexura montivaga
2013-08-26 12:08:18

The Spruce Fir Moss Spider (Microhexura montivaga) is an endangered species of spider that can be found at high elevations in the southern Appalachian Mountains. Initially identified in 1923, they inhabit moss that grows on rocks under the forest canopy. It is one of the smallest mygalomorph spiders, with the adults only measuring 3 to 4 millimeters. The coloration varies from light brown to yellow-brown to a darker reddish brown color, with no markings on its abdomen. Their chelicerae...

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