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Jesse Cheers

Boyhood experiences led him to believe that everybody went fishing. These days he’s working toward that goal. Read more

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Come early spring at damp, leaf-covered spots in the Southern mountains, the salamander mating rituals can be spectacular. Read more

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For these pudgy prognosticators, February 2 is more like Valentine’s Day. Read more

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Skittish and shy, foxes seldom pose a threat to humans. Read more

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Building a following. Photographer Jared Kreiss captures the mysteries of East Tennessee and beyond. Read more

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Freshwater mussels are among the most interesting—and imperiled—critters on the planet. Read more

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Kayla Carter is a role model for recruiting young people to outdoor pursuits. Read more

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Chris Kappler turns flying obsession into soaring sideline business. A chance encounter with a discerning pilot changed a 15-year-old’s life forever. Read more

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Celebration includes 1928 admission prices: 40 cents matinee; 60 cents evenings. Read more

Country Roads

When Sarah Dusek and her husband Jacob were looking for a spot to launch another Under Canvas retreat after opening “glamping” sites in four western national parks, they chose the Smokies. Read more

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Chipmunks causing structural damage? That’s just a myth, says one national wildlife expert. Read more

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The non-profit Conservation Fisheries Inc. raises rare indigenous fish. Read more

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He combines his love of the outdoors with a penchant to help others. Read more

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The listing of the first bumblebee as an endangered species has experts buzzing. Read more

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Tennessee Aquarium

After studying aquatic life around the world, biologist Dr. Anna George found her true calling: protecting the creatures that live in her own backyard. Read more

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A popular North Georgia attraction is also a little-known haven for peregrine falcons. Read more

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Why do Asian lady beetles invade Blue Ridge homes in winter? Read more

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In September, bird lovers band together to watch and record spectacular migrating hawks. Read more

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Ready to try some different summer experiences? Fly fishing maybe? Craft making? C'mon along into the mountains. Read more

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Wild hogs are going hog wild, with increasing numbers spotted throughout the Southeast. Read more

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