Mountain Nature: A Seasonal Natural History of the Southern Appalachians

The Southern Appalachians are home to a breathtakingly diverse array of living things from delicate orchids to carnivorous pitcher plants, from migrating butterflies to flying squirrels, and from brawny black bears to species of salamander than anywhere else in the world Mountain Nature is a lively and engaging account of the ecology of this remarkable region It exThe Southern Appalachians are home to a breathtakingly diverse array of living things from delicate orchids to carnivorous pitcher plants, from migrating butterflies to flying squirrels, and from brawny black bears to species of salamander than anywhere else in the world Mountain Nature is a lively and engaging account of the ecology of this remarkable region It explores the animals and plants of the Southern Appalachians and the webs of interdependence that connect them.Within the region s roughly 35 million acres, extending from north Georgia through the Carolinas to northern Virginia, exists a mosaic of habitats, each fostering its own unique natural community Stories of the animals and plants of the Southern Appalachians are intertwined with descriptions of the seasons, giving readers a glimpse into the interlinked rhythms of nature, from daily and yearly cycles to long term geological changes Residents and visitors to Great Smoky Mountains or Shenandoah National Parks, the Blue Ridge Parkway, or any of the national forests or other natural attractions within the region will welcome this appealing introduction to its ecological wonders.
Mountain Nature A Seasonal Natural History of the Southern Appalachians The Southern Appalachians are home to a breathtakingly diverse array of living things from delicate orchids to carnivorous pitcher plants from migrating butterflies to flying squirrels and from braw

  • Title: Mountain Nature: A Seasonal Natural History of the Southern Appalachians
  • Author: Jennifer Frick-Ruppert
  • ISBN: 9780807833865
  • Page: 387
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Mountain Nature: A Seasonal Natural History of the Southern Appalachians”

    1. This book can't quite decide if it wants to be a nature guide or a piece of creative writing on the beauty of nature. Despite this slightly schizo approach to writing the book is well worth reading for anyone who wants to know happens throughout the seasons in the Southern Appalachians.

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