On Friday, May 29, at 6:30 p.m., Timothy Spira will present his new field guide at City Lights Bookstore. “Waterfalls & Wildflowers in the Southern Appalachians” surveys one of America’s most biologically diverse regions by linking waterfalls and wildflowers.
Spira introduces hikers to the “natural communities” approach for identifying and understanding plants within the context of the habitats they occupy, equipping hikers to see and interpret landscapes in a new way. The 30 hikes Spira discusses all include a detailed map and GPS coordinates, descriptions of flora and fauna likely to be seen and an associated plant species list.
Spira is a professor of biology at Clemson University and is the author of “Wildflower and Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains” and “Piedmont: A Naturalist’s Guide to the Carolinas, Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia.” To reserve copies of his books, call City Lights Bookstore at (828)586-9499.