Southeastern wetlands: A guide to selected sites in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky

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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.

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Wetlands are remarkable places-precious and irreplaceable ecosystems that serve as cleansing filters for our water, buffers against floods, and nurseries and habitats for multitudes of species. Teeming with rare and fascinating plants and animals, wetlands are vital to our environmental well-being.

The 18 sites included in this guide represent a wide variety of wetlands: swamps, marshes, bogs, seeps, and savannas, to name but a few. Each offers a range of recreational activities, from camping and hiking, to fishing, photography, and nature study.

Wetlands are places of beauty and serenity, and also places to be enjoyed. So in the spirit of the great outdoors, lace up your sneakers, hiking boots, or waders and explore some of our beautiful Southeastern wetlands.

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The trail reaches Holcomb Creek Falls first. Mist hangs in the air as the creek tumbles in a roaring descent for 120 feet. Rhododendron growing out of a giant, fallen hemlock are constantly bathed in the torrent. Farther up the trail, an observation deck provides an intimate encounter with Ammonds Creek Falls, a cataract that roars over fallen trunks and limbs that have become trapped by boulders in the current.

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