Jay Clark Wildflowers of Pigeon Mountain

ISBN 13: 9780976103318

Wildflowers of Pigeon Mountain

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This unique hard-back book contains color photographs of 374 common and rare species of wildflowers found in the Eastern Decidious Forest region. The text, written in layman's terms and with flowers classified by color, is designed to help the amateur or professional easily identify them. The book intentionally goes outside the typical "wildflower" definition by including shrubs, trees and vines that are also wild, flowering and attract the attention of the enthusiast.

Common and scientific names are given for each plant and an alphabetical index of both are included, along with a glossary of scientific terms and a pictorial glossary of leaf shapes and types and flower parts. The photographs and text are the result of over 5 years of dedicated work by the author.

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Jay Clark is a retired science teacher, having taught life science, biology, geology and physical sciences for thirty years in Catoosa County, Georgia. He is a naturalist with memberships in the Georgia Botanical Society, the Georgia Native Plant Society, the Walker County Historical Society, the Central States Archeological Society and the Georgia Wildlife Federation.

Mr. Clark is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) where he was a member of Delta Tau Omega and Beta Beta Beta honor societies. He received research grants for work in paleoecology and modern ecology. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in geology and a master's of education degree in combined sciences with teacher certification in physics, chemistry, biology, geology and mathematics. He taught geology laboratory at UTC. He was a Distinguished Military Graduate and was commissioned as an officer in the United States Army. After retirement, he was employed with Jacksonville State University (Jacksonville, AL) in field archeology.

The author works with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in tracking protected plants of northwest Georgia. He also volunteers as a botanical guardian for the Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance, planting and monitoring the reintroduction of endangered plants to existing sites. The Alliance is in the second season of transplanting Royal Catchfly (Silene regia) to a site in Dade County, Georgia. S. regia is known only to four counties in Georgia and is protected with a “rare” status. S. regia plants transplanted at the site in the summer of 2004 have successfully grown and bloomed this summer (2005). This site is known as the Turner Branch site and is located south of Trenton on Highway 11 on property owned by the Southeastern Lineman Training Center. The property owners are cooperating with DNR and Georgia Power on a management plan for this important site.

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Published by Waldenhouse Publishers, Inc. (2005)
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