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ASHEVILLE, N.C., Sept. 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- With more than 100 deciduous (leaf-shedding) tree species, coupled with a wide range of elevations and a temperate climate where warm days and cool nights are possible, Southern Appalachia experiences one of the most colorful and long-lasting leaf seasons in the country. This year, biologists in Western North Carolina believe conditions are on track for a spectacular fall color display throughout Asheville and the Blue Ridge Mountains, starting in September – though one expert notes there could be a four- to five-day delay if we see a warmer fall, giving visitors plenty of time to take in the colors.

Within the southern Appalachians, we have an amazing diversity of flora and fauna. This includes insects. Although often overlooked, or only p…

RALEIGH – The warm weather means more snakes will start to show up along trails, in the woods, crossing roads and in our yards. Wildlife diver…