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  • Bright purple flowers emerge from large bushes on the side of a mountain.
    Information icon Rhododendron on Roan Mountain. Photo by Jim Liestman, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

    Roan Mountain - a biological gem

    October 9, 2009 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. The view from Jane Bald is impressive. On a good day. The day I was there, the fog was socked in, accompanied by a constant strong wind. Although the beautiful views were missing, we were able to watch the wind rush the fog through the neighboring gap as if we were watching a stream squeeze between a pair of rocks.  Learn more...

  • Three goats go to work eating overgrown vegetation.
    Goats grazing. Photo by Courtney Celley, USFWS.

    Goats aid in the conservation of one of the Southern Appalachians most important areas

    October 26, 2008 | 3 minute read

    Transcript Good morning and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. This week, we’ll look at a curious project to protect one of the Southern Appalachians’ most important natural areas. No mountain in the Southern Appalachians goes above tree-line – the elevation above which conditions become inhospitable for trees, yet we have mountains without trees on their peaks. Instead of forest, these peaks are covered with grassy fields, known as balds, offering some of the most spectacular views in the region.  Learn more...

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