of Pigeon Mountain:
- Including Lookout Mountain,
Cloudland Canyon State Park and
Chickamauga Natonal Military Park in Norhtwest Georgia
Elbert H. "Jay" Clark
0-9761033-1-1 or 978-0-9761033-1-8
Waldenhouse Publishers, Inc.
Hardback with full color cover and
160 pages; alk. paper; 8.5" x 11" $29.95
- Order from
- Jay Clark
- 1120 Shinbone Valley Road
- LaFayette, Georgia 30728
Color photographs of 374 of the most commonly
occurring wildflowers found in and around the tri-state area
of northwest Georgia, northeast Alabama and southern Tennessee.
Captions are written in laymans terms and photos are organized
by color to help the amateur easily identify flowering plants,
vines, shrubs, and trees by common and scientific names. Includes
bibliographical refrerences and index.
Includes rare and protected plants
found on Pigeon Mountain, Lookout Mountain and the surrounding
Ridge and Valley province.
Includes a plant checklist for the Shirley Miller Wildflower
Trail, a state-designated natural area found on Pigeon Mountain.
Applicable to many parts of the Eastern Deciduous Forest.
Library of Congress CIP Data:
1. Wild flowers--Georgia--Pigeon Mountain (Walker County)--Identification.
flowers--Georgia--Identification. 3. Wild flowers--Georgia--Pigeon
County)--Pictorial works. 4. Wild flowers--Georgia--Pictorial
works. I. Title.
What readers are saying
- Excellent photos and concise,
easy-to-read text will be a great help to the amateur wildflower
enthusiast. Wildflowers of Pigeon Mountain is the best
wildflower book that focuses on the Chattanooga area. The brilliant
color photos really bring the flowers to life. This book is a
must for outdoor enthusiasts.
--Kyle Waggener, Lead Naturalist, Chattanooga Nature Center
- The excellent photographs in
Wildflowers of Pigeon Mountain will help identify many
of the flowering plants of Pigeon Mountain and the surrounding
--Dr. Gene Van Horn, Professor, University of Tennessee at
- Most wildflower books feature
the common, showy plants. Jay Clark uses a different approach,
based on his experiences in the wildflower habitats of Northwest
Georgia. Included in this well-illustrated volume with over 300
simple and clear descriptions are several more locally distributed
plants which are given fair treatment as well.
The tri-state region where Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama meet
has cedar glades, oak-pine uplands, sandstone outcroppings, cove
hardwoods with knockout displays of spring wildflowers, seepy
limestone flats, and springruns. A distinctive flora has evolved
in the varied habitats of the Lookout Mountain Plateau and adjacent
southern Appalachian valleys and ridges. This makes the book
a treasure trove for any natural history buff. In no other region
will you find snow-wreath, twinleaf, Cumberland rose-gentian,
mountain skullcap and at least six trilliums growing on the same
mountain. And with no other book can you so easily find their
--Tom Patrick, State Botanist, Georgia Department of Natural
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Elbert H. Jay
Clark is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
where he was a member of Delta Tau Omega and Beta Beta Beta honor
societies. Mr. Clark received research grants for work in paleo-ecology
and modern ecology. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in geology
and a Master of Educationdegree in combined sciences with teachercertification
in physics, chemistry, biology,geology and mathematics. He taught
geology laboratory at the Universityof Tennessee at Chatta-nooga.
He was a Distinguished Military Graduate and was commissioned
as an officer in the United States Army. He is a retired science
teacher having taught life science,biology, geology and physical
sciences for thirty years in Catoosa County, Georgia.
After retirement, he was
employed with Jacksonville State University (Alabama) in field
archeology and is presently a volunteer with the Georgia Department
of Natural Resources (DNR) working on various wildlife habitat
management projects. He is a member of the Georgia Botanical
Society, the Georgia Native Plant Society, the Walker County
Historical Society and the Central States Archeological Society.
He is also a member of the Georgia Wildlife Federation, an affiliate
of the Natonal Wildlife Federation.
The author works with DNR
in tracking protected plants of northwest Georgia. He also acts
as the local steward for the Georgia Botanical Gardens in monitoring
plant propagation projects. Mr. Clark is a naturalist with a
lifelong interest in all sciences, especially botany and geology.
He lives with his wife, Susan, on the lower slopes of Pigeon
Mountain in northwest Georgia.
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