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July 27, 2012 | 2 minute read
Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. Ginseng and goldenseal are widely known and used for their purported medicinal properties. Galax is a native plant harvested for use in flower arrangements. White oak is used in traditional Cherokee basket weaving. The Southern Appalachians are home to a botanical bounty of wild plants that have found plenty of human uses. In many cases, behind those uses is a market where these plants are bought and sold, usually legally, sometimes not so. Learn more...
July 25, 2011 | 2 minute read
Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. As the Tuckasegee River flows through the Jackson County community of Webster it flows over a V-shaped line of rocks. Far too carefully placed to be a natural formation, the rocks form one of the most intact remnants of a Cherokee fish weir. Historically, Cherokee would place a fish trap at the tip of the downstream-pointing V which allowed fish to swim in, but kept them from swimming out. Learn more...
September 8, 2010 | 2 minute read
Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. One of my oldest daughter’s first camping trips was to the Cosby section of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It was a delightful weekend, early in the season before the campground had become crowded. As a gateway to the Smokies, Cosby is a little off the beaten path and the area definitely locks the commercial development of Gatlinburg or Cherokee, offering up a far more subdued experience with low-key groceries and tourist offerings perhaps a little reminiscent of an earlier age in mountain tourism. Learn more...
November 23, 2008 | 3 minute read
Transcript On the bank of the Little Tennessee River, downstream from the town of Franklin, biologists squeeze tiny yellow eggs from a fish into a plastic bag. Unlike caviar, these eggs won’t be eaten, but rather trucked to a lab in Knoxville, Tenn., to join an effort to keep a rare fish off the endangered species list. The fish is a sicklefin redhorse, a recently discovered species found only in the western tip of North Carolina and a small bit of North Georgia. Learn more...