A Monarch’s Arduous Journey
The Monarch butterfly appears to be one of the smallest and most delicate of creatures, but in actuality it is agile and able to travel thousands of miles in the span of a couple months.
The wilds of the Appalachian Mountains are a great place to experience what nature truly has to offer. From hunting and fishing to just enjoying the view, there's always something to discover.
Living and vacationing in the Appalachian Mountains is a unique experience. There is an abundance of history, culture, adventure, places to see, and many things to do.
Call of the Owl
With its haunting call, nocturnal nature, and large, watchful eyes, it’s no wonder the owl is associated with death, magic, and knowledge in some cultures and beliefs. They range in size from small balls of fluff weighing barely a pound to large, powerful predators that on a rare occasion have attacked humans who got too close.
Wild Cats of Appalachia
The phrase “wild cat” may bring to mind the mountain lion or puma with its tan fur and large claws. However, the Eastern mountain lion, also referred to as a puma or panther, has long been considered extinct after being excessively hunted in the early 1900s. According to BlueRidgeOutdoors.com, the last official sighting was in 1938, and now all that remains is a subspecies in Florida called the Florida panther.
The Black Bear Charge
Perhaps the largest predator in the Appalachian area is the black bear. The black bear has a blue-black coat with brown patches on its muzzle and small, rounded ears. The males average 300 to 400 pounds and seven feet in length, while the females are smaller at about 250 to 300 pounds and six feet in length.
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Living and vacationing in the Appalachian Mountains is a unique experience. There is much history, culture, adventure, places to see, and many things to do.
Jenna breathed deeply, her nostrils filling with the sweet spring scents entering the open car windows. But her mood remained sour. “Still no service,” she said, gripping the steering wheel tighter and nodding to her phone.
Her aunt Margaret, a petite woman who wore her reddish-gold hair in a short bob, curved her lips up. “Try to relax, dear.”