This was one of the first media opportunities I got with Dogwood Alliance, and I remember taking a day trip out to the studio to record it! It was such a fun time, and I got to know Shawn, the host of SciWorks, in the process.
From the coastal plains to the mountains, North Carolina is known as a place to experience the awe and wonder of the natural world. We have one of the highest rates of biodiversity here, which is the number of living species within a given area. Many northern species are at their southernmost limit, and they overlap with southern species that are at their northernmost limit. In addition, the state is home to a collection of endemic species; that is, species that aren't found anywhere else. One could argue that we are truly a gem in the southern forests.