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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. more

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

Country Roads

Chipmunks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A rare species of salamander is found only in Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park. more

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Think you just saw a hummingbird, in this cold weather? It might not be your imagination. more

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Why we see more wildlife: Have we moved into their territory, or have they moved into ours? more

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Once nearly gone from the Blue Ridge, white-tailed deer are now overly plentiful. Or are they? more

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Conservationists are reintroducing ancient lake sturgeon to southeastern rivers. more

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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

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

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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

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

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