Waterfalls & Wildflowers in the Southern Appalachians
Naturalist Tim Spira’s hiking guidebook links waterfalls and wildflowers in a spectacularly beautiful region famous for both — the southern Appalachians. Leading you to gorgeous waterfalls in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina and Georgia, the book includes many hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Spira introduces hikers to the “natural communities” approach for identifying and understanding plants within habitats they occupy, equipping hikers to see landscapes in a new way. Each of the 30 hikes includes a detailed map and GPS coordinates, trail description highlighting plants you are most likely to see as well as birds and other animals, an associated plant species list and detailed descriptions of the 125 key plant species. A biology professor at Clemson University, Spira also includes color photographs of each destination waterfall and the 125 plants. “Waterfalls & Wildflowers in the Southern Appalachians” is softcover, 304 pages, $24. E-book is $23.99.