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The Case of the Missing Mountaintop

 

Appalachia

Imagine a lush, tranquil forest in the mountains- full of noise of birds and amphibians. This mountain range is the second oldest in the entire world- a link to the past.  An area rich in biodiversity -- teeming with many different critters and plants.  An area not unlike a rainforest, but found in our backyard of the United States.

forest

 

This area is the Appalachian mountains, stretching from Alabama in the south to New York in the north.

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