Campus News

New book takes a walk on wild (flower) side

Wildflower lovers across the state know Hugh and Carol Nourse by their popular slide lectures. Countless other enthusiasts have seen their glorious wildflower photographs in books and magazines. In Favorite Wildflower Walks in Georgia, the Nourses draw on years of travel around the state to share their favorite places for seeing wildflowers. Of the many walks the Nourses have taken, these are the ones they return to most often because of the density or the unusual nature of the floral display. All 20 of these wildflower walks are on public land.

Five walks are presented in each of the state’s four geographic regions: ­Cumberland Plateau/Ridge and Valley (northwestern Georgia); Blue Ridge (northeastern Georgia); Piedmont (Georgia foothills and fall line); and Coastal Plain (below the fall line). Coverage of each walk includes directions and a trail map plus information about flowering season, peak flowering period, flower habitats, walk length and difficulty, restroom availability and applicable fees.