Cicada, Locust or Katydid?

Becky WiseUncategorized

Cicadas: There are over 2,500 species of cicadas.  These insects have prominent eyes, and transparent wings with conspicuous veins.  Cicadas are benign creatures, meaning they don’t harm humans by biting or stinging.  They’re regularly eaten … Read More

What’s in a Name?

Becky WiseNantahala, White Water Rafting

Did you know that “Nantahala” is of Cherokee origin, meaning Land of the Noonday Sun?  Because the area is a gorge, the sun has a difficult time getting over the mountain range before noon, so … Read More