Predators missing from our food web
Drawing by Tate T, Robbinsville High School, North Carolina.
Northern pine snake (Pituophis melanoleucus melanoleucus)
Drawing by Mandy H, Robbinsville High School, North Carolina.
Fisher (Martes pennanti)
Drawing by Chelsea A, Robbinsville High School, North Carolina.
Eastern cougar (Puma concolor couguar)
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Did You Know?
More than 240 species of birds have been found in the park. Sixty species are year-round residents. Nearly 120 species breed in the park, including 52 species from the neo-tropics. Many other species use the park as an important stopover and foraging area during their semiannual migration. More...