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The Smokies' Species-Finder

Tripp and Lendemer 2018 photo

Todd Witcher is been the executive director of Discover Life in America, a nonprofit whose main project, the All Taxa Biodiversity Index, is dedicated to cataloguing every single species within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Read more

Outdoors

Closer look

Martin Hutten photo

When Jim Lowe strikes out on his twice-monthly foray to check insect traps in the Smokies, he never knows just what is in store. Lowe runs various and sundry traps — cups sunk in the ground, large mesh nets draped from poles and dangling funnels. Read more

Outdoors