Wild North Carolina: Discovering the Wonders of Our States Natural Communities
Wild North Carolina: Discovering the Wonders of Our State's Natural Communities
Wet Forests of Coastal Plain Flats. Coastal Plain SmallBasin Communities. Mountain Bogs and Fens. Upland Seepages and Spray Cliffs. Piedmont and Coastal Plain Oak Forests. Piedmont and Mountain Rivers and Floodplains.
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LowElevation Cliffs and Rock Outcrops. Piedmont and Mountain Glades and Barrens. Piedmont Upland Swamps and Pools. Tidal Freshwater Swamps and Marshes.
Salt Marshes and Sounds. Maritime Grasslands and Beaches.
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Maritime Forests and Thickets. The Future of Natural Communities. Celebrating the beauty, diversity, and significance of the state's natural landscapes, Wild North Carolina provides an engaging, beautifully illustrated introduction to North Carolina's interconnected webs of plant and animal life. From dunes and marshes to high mountain crags, through forests, swamps, savannas, ponds, pocosins, and flatrocks, David Blevins and Michael Schafale reveal in words and photographs natural patterns of the landscape that will help readers see familiar places in a new way and new places with a sense of familiarity.
Wild North Carolina introduces the full range of the state's diverse natural communities, each brought to life with compelling accounts of their significance and meaning, arresting photographs featuring broad vistas and close-ups, and details on where to go to experience them first hand. Blevins and Schafale provide nature enthusiasts of all levels with the insights they need to value the state's natural diversity, highlighting the reasons plants and animals are found where they are, as well as the challenges of conserving these special places.
Boundary Bay is a dramatic and diverse coastal landscape just south of Vancouver that connects British Columbia with Washington State. This area is well known as an important habitat for migrating birds following the pacific flyway. Scenes of spectacular natural abundance are common during the spring and fall migration as birds such as Dunlin, Western Sandpiper, and Snow Geese gather in flocks of thousands.
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This abundance is supported by a very productive ecosystem made up of extensive mudflats, eel grass beds, salt marshes, and agricultural fields. A Nature Guide to Boundary Bay is your guide to wildlife and habitats and will help you find and appreciate the many natural wonders of Boundary Bay.
It is not only a guide to locations and species, it connects what you can see in Boundary Bay with important ecological concepts.