Favorite Wildflower Walks in Georgia

Overview

Wildflower lovers across Georgia know Hugh and Carol Nourse through their popular slide lectures. Countless other enthusiasts have seen their glorious wildflower photographs in books and magazines. Here the Nourses draw on years of travel around the state to share their favorite places for seeing wildflowers. Of the many walks the Nourses have taken, these are the ones they return to most often because of the density or the unusual nature of the floral display. All twenty of these wildflower walks are on public ...

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Overview

Wildflower lovers across Georgia know Hugh and Carol Nourse through their popular slide lectures. Countless other enthusiasts have seen their glorious wildflower photographs in books and magazines. Here the Nourses draw on years of travel around the state to share their favorite places for seeing wildflowers. Of the many walks the Nourses have taken, these are the ones they return to most often because of the density or the unusual nature of the floral display. All twenty of these wildflower walks are on public land; everything you need to know about how to find them and what to do once you're there is included.

Five walks are presented from each of Georgia's four geographic regions: Cumberland Plateau/Ridge and Valley (northwestern Georgia); Blue Ridge (northeastern Georgia); Piedmont (Georgia foothills and fall line); and Coastal Plain (all of Georgia below the fall line). For each walk, a scenic photo gives a hint of the locale's overall character. In addition, five of the wildflowers encountered on the walk are profiled with a photograph and a detailed description. All of the wildflowers on these walks are native to Georgia. A few are rare and endangered. Common plant names are used in the main text; the index lists both common and scientific names.

Coverage of each walk includes directions and a trail map plus information about:

  • flowering season
  • peak flowering period
  • flower habitats
  • walk length and difficulty
  • restroom availability
  • applicable fees
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Well, Hugh and Carol Nourse have done it again! They have another hit on their hands . . . especially important and useful to novices who are just becoming interested in wildflowers. . . . Every photograph is an absolutely stunning professional image that shows all the important characteristics of the plant of scene being shown. The book is highly recommended, and should be a part of everyone's wildflower book collection."—Tipularia: The Journal of the Georgia Botanical Society

"A comprehensible, interesting and user-friendly experience for anyone beginning a study of wildflowers in their natural habitats . . . The text is conversational and friendly with interesting facts that genuinely serve to embellish the experience."—Timothy Revis, Northeast Georgia Living

"Anyone who loves Georgia will treasure this book, and wildflower lovers everywhere will appreciate this beautiful depiction of the state's botanical diversity."—Southwest Georgia Living

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780820328416
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2007
  • Series: Wormsloe Foundation Nature Book Series
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 950,283
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Hugh Nourse and Carol Nourse are the authors of Wildflowers of Georgia, The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, and Favorite Wildflower Walks in Georgia (all Georgia). Both have been officers in the Georgia Botanical Society. They are also members of the Georgia Native Plant Society and volunteers in the Botanical Guardians Project for the Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance. They have been honored by the State Botanical Garden of Georgia for their volunteer work as photographers, and they received a grant from the Natural Heritage Program of the Department of Natural Resources to photograph rare plants for the program's image collection.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
Introduction     ix
Cumberland Plateau/Ridge and Valley
Shirley Miller Wildflower Trail, Crockford-Pigeon Mountain Wildlife Management Area     2
Cedar Glade Walks, Chickamauga National Battlefield Park     9
Keown Falls Trail, Chattahoochee National Forest     17
Pocket Recreation Area Interpretive Trail, Chattahoochee National Forest     25
Hidden Pond Trail, Carters Lake Reregulation Dam Public Use Area     34
Blue Ridge
Tennessee Rock Trail, Black Rock Mountain State Park     42
Nature Trail and Becky Branch Falls Trail, Warwoman Dell Picnic Area, Chattahoochee National Forest     50
Wagon Train Trail, Brasstown Bald Wilderness     60
Sosebee Cove Trail, Chattahoochee National Forest     68
Gahuti Trail, Fort Mountain State Park     76
Piedmont
Panther Creek Trail, Chattahoochee National Forest     84
Bradley Peak Trail, Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve     92
Blue Trail, Rock and Shoals Outcrop Natural Area     100
West Palisades Trail, Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area     108
White Trail, Sweetwater Creek State Conservation Park     116
Coastal Plain
Hall's Bridge Tract #1, Ohoopee Dunes Natural Area     126
River Bluff Trail,Montezuma Bluffs Natural Area     133
Ann Barber Wildflower Trail, Doerun Pitcherplant Bog Natural Area     140
Swamp Island Drive and Swamp Walk, Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge     148
Clam Creek Bicycle Path, Glory Path, and St. Andrews Picnic Area, Jekyll Island     156
Summary of Walks by Flowering Season     164
References     167
Index     171
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