Gauging Live Laboratory In Appalachian Trail

An adventurous retreat for the adventure enthusiasts, the Appalachian Trail is a mind-boggling marvel that is surely proficient to win hearts of many. It is a comprehensive and wide-ranging spot which offers for diverse fun and frolic activities. So, backpack your stuff and come with me on the nature trail to explore some never seen before things and also to know various species up close and personally.

Basically, the Appalachian Trail is a 2200 miles trek that passes through varied natural surroundings like undulating mountains, laurel pastoral lands and dense forests that stretches from Georgia to Maine. It is a wide array of scenic natural beauty and fun experience in the authentic natural characteristics. The authentic natural habitat shelters an all-embracing wildlife comprising of moose, White-tailed deer, Black bears, beavers, porcupines, bats, weasels, shrews and minks.

Muskrats are the commonly found species. The distinct species like the tree frogs and bull frogs dwell in the wet spots during the warm weather. The poisonous and non-poisonous snakes form a common view in the South of New England. Lizards are seen hastily running on the rocks and fallen logs. Salamanders stay in the streams and ponds.  The trails entertain both professionals and amateur hikers are the tracks offers for both easy access and range to tedious rock scrambling. It is a wide-ranging natural habitat that offers for visiting national parks to remote wilderness regions.

The scientists too are fan of it and tag it as “Environmental Laboratory.” Isn’t this enough to prove its magnificence? Not only this, but also it could be a hint to provide caveat from threatening environmental predicaments, so that people opt for  adequate measures that can prevent the downfall of this natural wilderness. Here one can personally accumulate and report the descriptions of natural surroundings, then only the people can witness a preliminary idea of how far the environment has been destroyed.

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The preference of Appalachian Trail is perfect location for conducting research as they are enriched with temperate zone species allover the world. In addition, they also have a diversity of eco-system comprising from hardwood forests to softwood forests to alpine forests which are mixed on one another. This extensive trail is one comprehensive package that passes from 14 states and 8 national forests.


Brian Mitchell, who is the Coordinator with Northeast Temperate Network in Woodstock park service suggested, “We’re really after two things, We want to get a better understanding of what’s happening on the trail so we can better manage it. The other side is we want to take the lessons we learn from the trail and show people that what’s happening on the trail does actually affect us.” This is truly an effective and healthy initiative that is headed ahead for nature’s survival that will automatically benefit for human existence.

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Many different organizations will be deploying “Citizen Scientists” and professionals to gauge the health conditions of the natural habitats. They will be responsible for checking the health of plants, air, water quality and the most significant i.e. the animal migration patterns. The ultimate results will be used in building early warning system for the 120 million people that reside in the Eastern Seaboard. Therefore, during your tour just don’t enjoy the fun of trails and contribute some efforts so that you can help in preserving the natural locations.

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