Nancy Henderson

Conservationists are reintroducing ancient lake sturgeon to southeastern rivers. more

Sep 2, 2016 8:23 AM Creature Feature

The majestic bald eagle faced survival challenges in the 1960s. Now, thanks in part to efforts at the American Eagle Foundation in the Smokies, the future is much brighter for our national bird. more

Jun 21, 2016 10:07 AM Creature Feature

The threatened, "Hideously ugly" salamanders become much easier to look at in the context of the deep perils to their existence. more

Apr 28, 2016 9:23 AM Creature Feature

Victims of overhunting in the 1770s and of strangely high hide prices in the Depression, the inventive otter began its mountain comeback in 1984. more

Mar 9, 2016 10:45 AM Creature Feature

Three of the top 10 bird-watching states—Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia—are in the Blue Ridge region. more

Jan 5, 2016 8:50 AM Creature Feature


Carlton Burke

Will the birds again fly south, or was a visit to the North Carolina mountains an aberration? more

Oct 21, 2015 3:29 PM Creature Feature


Todd Stailey

Researchers are successfully restoring Southern Appalachian brook trout to mountain streams. more

Aug 17, 2015 12:01 PM Creature Feature

While a cougar shot in east-central Kentucky was the first in that state since before the Civil War, there is still not a single camera sighting in the southeastern mountains. more

Jun 10, 2015 3:36 PM Creature Feature

Elk have adapted well to their new and natural habitat in the East. more

Apr 15, 2015 3:54 PM Creature Feature

Once rarely seen by humans, and usually only in the Great Smoky Mountains and Shenandoah National Park, black bears are becoming more prevalent in or near residential areas across the Southeast. more

Feb 24, 2015 9:06 AM Creature Feature

The stunning return of the sandhill crane to eastern Tennessee began in the 1990s and has continued. more

Dec 22, 2014 3:30 PM Creature Feature

Wild turkeys, nearly gone by the early 1900s, began a comeback in the Depression. more

Oct 15, 2014 2:35 PM Creature Feature

Mexico has become less hospitable for the butterflies’ migration, but there are things we can do here to help. more

Aug 12, 2014 4:25 PM Creature Feature

Bats Under Threat

Brooke Hines, KY Dept of Fish & Wildlife Resources

White-nose syndrome is decimating populations of these cave-dwelling, insect-devouring mammals. more

Jul 1, 2014 12:00 AM Creature Feature

Three river otters scamper in and out of their rocky den, nipping at each other’s cinnamon-colored fur. Soon, a tangle of tails, whiskers and paws is sliding on the slick rock as the playful mammals tussle like puppies and plop into a pool. more

Jun 12, 2014 3:53 PM Country Roads


istock photgraphy / Frankljunior

The insect that has a role in so many aspects of our food supply has only half the population it did in the 1940s. more

Apr 1, 2014 12:00 AM Creature Feature

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