Jul. 11—When clustered around a bird feeder they're called a hover. As a group they become a charm. Hummingbirds by any other name would still be fascinating, endearing, adorable, entertaining. There are more than 300 species of the flying jewels worldwide. I've sat statue-still near our feeder many times, delighted to hear little chirps as they hum around the plastic flowers like overgrown ...

Two moose spotted behind the Lowe's Home Improvement store Tuesday morning were slowly pushed north along the railroad tracks by state Department of Fish and Wildlife officers and finally moved into the Horan Natural Area that has been closed until they either leave or settle in.

A 16-year-old girl on a backpacking trip with her family was attacked in the middle of the night while sleeping in a hammock on the Tennessee side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

HIGH COUNTRY — On June 11, the organization Help Asheville Bears confirmed a 30th bear in western North Carolina with a missing leg. Since 2019, Help Asheville Bears has identified, documented and observed bears in the region, noting bears who have lost limbs. The newest bear identified was located in the Ashe County town of Lansing, missing its front limb. Help Asheville Bears offers rewards up to $10,000 for information about this or other bears missing limbs.