Writer, speaker, and botanist

I was glad to promote the celebration of National Wildflower Week (May 2-8, 2016) through sponsorship of programming on WCQS 88.1 (Western North Carolina public radio).

Why not get out and explore the world of wildflowers and plants throughout the year?

To learn more, visit the USDA Forest Service’s site Celebrating Wildflowers (http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers//) and Lady Bird Johnson’s Wildflower Center site for National Wildflower Week (http://www.wildflower.org/nww/)

The Wildflower Center’s suggestions of 20 Ways To Observe National Wildflower Week are excellent. Check them out: https://www.wildflower.org/20_ways_to_observe_national_wildflower_week


My second book, Waterfalls and Wildflowers in the Southern Appalachians: Thirty Great Hikes (University of North Carolina Press, 2015) is now available.Waterfall cover(lg web)

It includes interpretive hike descriptions, seasonal species lists for each hike, photographs of the destination waterfalls, and descriptions of 125 key plants that you may encounter along the way. My intention is to broaden your enjoyment of these hikes through lively interpretation.

My first book, Wildflowers and Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont: a Naturalist‘s Wildflowers cover(lg web)Guide to the Carolinas, Virginia, Tennessee, and Georgia (University of North Carolina Press, 2011) is now in its second printing.

Click on the cover images for more information and how to order either or both books.

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