Why go to the Smokies? If you are into plants and animals (flora & fauna) this is the place. Being a temperate rain-forest the span of elevations makes this place so diverse it is difficult to comprehend the magnitude of species. Follow the link below to see the 18,200 species to date which there are over 931 NEW to SCIENCE!
Smokies Species Tally | Discover Life in America.
If you would like some help discovering this abundant life contact the good folks at the Great Smoky Mountain Institute at Tremont.
Discover Life in America
This program is based out of Knoxville, Tennessee begin the other side of the mountains neighbor to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, our Carolina neighbor to the west.
The Smokies have the most biodiversity in the Northern hemisphere, due to their elevations and formation. Like Salamanders, the park has found over 31 species there.
If you haven’t been you are missing one of the most beautiful places on the planet according to our Southern Appalachian Certified Naturalist.