Wednesday, October 20, 2010
USA - Tennessee/North Carolina - The Great Smoky Mountains National Park (3)
THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited place in the United States, and straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee. With deep gorges, peaceful streams, abundance of flora and fauna, and great forests, the National Park is a panorama of beauty.
Sent by Karen, a Swap-Bot partner from USA.
This is from UNESCO : Stretching over more than 200,000 ha, this exceptionally beautiful park is home to more than 3,500 plant species, including almost as many trees (130 natural species) as in all of Europe. Many endangered animal species are also found there, including what is probably the greatest variety of salamanders in the world. Since the park is relatively untouched, it gives an idea of temperate flora before the influence of humankind.