While the guests we receive each day are uninvited, they are most interesting! Big or small, we are experiencing every aspect of life in the Smokies. It is unlike anywhere else!
The insects, while huge and strangely unique, are miniscule compared to the threat of running into families of bear on the trails, or coming home to them after a good hike. Kent took these pictures from his bedroom window. We came home to a sow and two cubs... just hanging out in the front yard eating thistle seed and tearing things up.