Lace up your sneakers, hiking boots or waders - and tuck this book in your backpack! It's all you need to begin exploring the South's beautiful swamps, marshes, bogs, seeps and savannas. You'll be fascinated by the rare plants and animals you'll meet in these southern meadows, creeks and rivers. This guide to 18 wetlands in five states includes the history of each wetland, maps, directions, "where to stay" suggestions, opening times, and informational contacts.
Impressive photographs compliment this coffee table quality guide. What will you find? Tupelo trees and pawpaws along the Alcovy River Greenway in Georgia. Carnivorous Venus flytraps, pitcherplants, and sundew in North Carolina's Green Swamp Preserve. Bobcats, diamondback rattlesnakes and American alligators that you can glimpse up close from a wooden walkway that crosses the Pocosins. Salamander spawning grounds hidden in Kentucky's Cave Run Lake.
Highly recommended for nature explorers, armchair travelers, teachers and students, environmental managers, and policy makers. And if you're not going south? Southeastern Wetlands will inspire you to find out more about your own wetlands.
Photography by John Netherton and Tom Blagden, Jr.