Category Archive: Evolution

Appalachia’s Smartest Winter Wildlife

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By Daniel Manget All it takes is one January walk in the Appalachian woods to make one ask the question, “how on earth can wildlife live out here all the time?”  Most of… Continue reading

Making a Case for the Caddisfly

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  By Daniel Manget   The hermit crab outgrows its shell and finds a new one; but it doesn’t design and build it himself, it just finds a new one when once it’s… Continue reading

The Riddle of the Remaining Leaves

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By Daniel Manget   As the excitement and energy of spring starts creeping up the mountain, we say goodbye to winter with its dull hues, long shadows, and distant leafless views that makes one… Continue reading

Parasitic Flowering Plants of Appalachia

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By Daniel Manget     In late summer in the Southern Appalachians, the plants get so thick that traveling through the woods on anything other than a trail is almost out of the… Continue reading

Eft Up! The Magnetic life of the Red-Spotted Newt

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By Daniel Manget It’s the most common Salamander in North America but the only Newt east of the Mississippi.  It has to be one of the most charismatic and intriguing creatures in North… Continue reading

Daddy Darters: Responsible Father or Deceitful Womanizer?

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Of the 850+ species of freshwater fish in the United States and Canada, over half exist in Southern Appalachia and many of them are unique to this region alone.  One charismatic and colorful… Continue reading

Ephemeral Wildflowers of Appalachia: Living the Rock N’ Roll lifestyle

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The Spring Wildflowers in the Appalachian Mountains are rebels and gamblers who are constantly playing the odds in order to gain a competitive advantage. In a region with so much diversity this is… Continue reading