The diverse flora of the Great Smoky Mountains make it a magnet for wildlife. The area is home to over 240 species of birds and 50 species of mammals (including the densest population of black bears in the Eastern United States), 25 species of reptiles and at least 30 species of salamanders, earning the area the title of "The Salamander Capital of the World." This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes and butterflies/insects. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.