Remember The Hellbender As You Play In Mountain Rivers
Last updated 5/17/2021 at 11:16am
The Appalachian Mountains are some of the oldest in North America, and their age has contributed to the evolution of a vast biodiversity within forests and streams.
North Carolina is home to over 50 species of salamander, each with their own niche within the system of forests and rivers. Smaller salamanders are very important for helping control insects, such as ticks and mosquitos, of which some species can cause damaging diseases in humans.
With summer approaching, we will see an increase in water recreation among the abundant forests in Transylvania County. While this is a great reso...