Tag: Great Smoky Mountains

April 28, 2020

JWM: Bears learn human tolerance outside national parks

Some of the black bears that get too close to people in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park may have taken a liking to human food outside the park. Wildlife...

April 1, 2019

Hellbenders are picky about finding the perfect rock to call home

Home hunting is always a challenge, but eastern hellbenders (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis) face the danger of getting killed if they don’t find the right rock to hide under.  “Stream flow can...

November 24, 2017

JWM: Bats choose old and dark buildings

When you think about bats, you may imagine them roosting in the sort of dark, dingy quarters where they often appear in movies and television shows. New research shows you...