In a nature preserve in the heart of the Sandhills, many of North Carolina’s official state animals live in abundant harmony among the pines. Actually finding them, however, is another story.
Sip and Stay at Hellbender Bed & Beverage
A Blowing Rock B&B switches things up, focusing on beverages instead of breakfasts and paying homage to a beloved salamander found in the waters of western North Carolina.
March of the Salamanders
Across the state, tiny feet are on the move: North Carolina is alive with amphibian activity this time of year. On a rainy night, you just might spot a salamander scurrying toward its ancestral breeding pool.
The Salamander Safari
They’re called a lot of uncharitable names — snot otters, devil dogs, hellbenders — but the ancient aquatic creatures of Appalachia are a prime indicator of the health of our waterways.