Exploring wild Alabama : a guide to the state's publicly accessible natural areas / Kenneth M. Wills & L.J. Davenport ; with a foreword by Chris Oberholster.
Contributor(s): Davenport, Lawrence James | Chris Oberholster [writer of foreword.].Material type: TextPublisher: Tuscaloosa : The University of Alabama Press, Description: xxiv, 374 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780817358303; 0817358307.Subject(s): Natural areas -- Alabama -- Guidebooks | Natural history -- Alabama -- Guidebooks | Outdoor life -- Alabama -- Guidebooks | Alabama -- GuidebooksGenre/Form: Guidebooks.DDC classification: 508.761 LOC classification: QH76.5.A2 | W55 2016
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"Published in cooperation with the Alabama Bicentennial Commission."
"Exploring Wild Alabama is a much-needed guidebook to both well-known places and hidden gems of one of the most beautiful and biodiverse states of the union. From the rocky outcrops of the Appalachian plateaus in the northeast to the sugar-white beaches and teal waters of Dauphin Island and the Gulf of Mexico in the southwest, Alabama offers a wealth of remarkable and valuable sites to explore by foot, by canoe, by bicycle, or by auto"-- Provided by publisher.
"Exploring Wild Alabama is an exceptionally detailed guide to the most beautiful natural destinations in the state. From the rocky outcrops of the Appalachian plateaus to the sugar-white beaches of the Gulf Coast's Orange Beach and Dauphin Island, Alabama offers a wealth of remarkable sites to explore by car or canoe, bicycle or motorcycle, or on foot. Intrepid explorers Kenneth M. Wills and L.J. Davenport divide Alabama into eleven geographic regions that feature state parks and preserves, national monuments and forests, wildlife management areas, Nature Conservancy and Forever Wild properties, botanical gardens and arboreta, as well as falls, caverns, and rock cliffs. Exploring Wild Alabama provides detailed site entries to one hundred and fifty destinations. Each section is beautifully illustrated with color photographs and area maps. Exploring Wild Alabama includes a large state map and numerous local topographic maps to help readers locate each site. Individual site entries include written directions to each site and GPS coordinates; engaging notes about the ecology, landscape features, and local species of plants and animals of the sites; and international recreation symbols for hiking, fishing, boating, camping, hunting, and other fun outdoor activities. Wills and Davenport guide travelers to Alabama jewels such as Sand Mountain's Chitwood Barrens, which harbors the rare Green Pitcher Plant and other exotic botanical species; Blowing Springs Cave in Lauderdale County, named for the cool air and the clear spring flowing out of the cave opening; Jackson Prairies in the Lime Hills region; and Booker's Mill in Conecuh County, offering diverse habitats and historic structures. Long a favorite destination for outdoor sports enthusiasts, Alabama is fast becoming a major 'ecotourism' destination, with thousands of travelers discovering the state's unsung natural treasures. Exploring Wild Alabama will be used and trusted by anyone who loves the outdoors--birders, botanists, cave explorers, cyclists, hunters, fishermen, rock climbers, canoeists, teachers, and other outdoor enthusiasts"-- Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Appalachian plateau. Skyline mountain area. Russell Cave National Monument -- The Wall of Jericho and James D. Martin-Skyline WMA -- Crow Creek and other nearby WMAs -- Southeastern Cave Conservancy properties -- Paint Rock River -- Huntsville area. Keel Mountain -- Flint River -- Mante Sano Mountain -- Shelta Cave and Huntsville Botanical Garden -- Rainbow Mountain -- Lower Sequatchie Valley / Lake Guntersville area. Sauta Cave NWR -- Pisgah Gorge -- Buck's Pocket State Park -- Lake Guntersville State Park -- High Falls County Park -- Cathedral Caverns State Park -- Cave Mountain SWA and Lake Guntersville Tailrace -- Lookout Mountain Area. Fox Mountain -- Sequoyah Caverns -- DeSoto State Park and DeSoto Falls -- Little River Canyon National Preserve -- Jamestown Cliff -- Yellow Creek Falls -- Cherokee Rock Village -- Noccalula Falla / James D. Martin Wildlife Park -- Little Mountain Area. LaGrange College Site Park -- Freedom Hills and Riverton WMAs -- Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve -- Bankhead National Forest / Sipsey Wilderness Area. Flint Creek Botanical Area -- High Town Path / Indian Tomb Hollow -- Brushy Fork Drainage -- Sipsey Headwaters and Kinlock Area -- Sipsey Wilderness and its wild and scenic river -- Southern Bankhead National Forest -- Sand Mountain Area. Chitwood Barrens Preserve -- Hurricane Creek Park -- North-Central Alabama Area. Natural Bridge Park -- Mulberry and Locust Forks -- Blount Springs -- Rickwood Caverns State Park -- Chandler Mountain -- Blackwater Creek -- Lower Village Creek, Five Mile Creek, and others -- Turkey Creek Falls -- Holt Lake -- Interior Low Plateau. Highland Rim and Tennessee River Valley area. Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge -- Blowing Springs Cave -- Jow Wheeler State Park -- Prairie Grove Glades -- Shoal Creek Preserve -- Natchez Trace / Rock Spring Trail -- Lauderdale County WMA -- Ridge and valley. Coose River area. Coosa Bog and Cornwall Furnace -- Coose Prairies -- Birmingham area. Dry Creek Preserve -- Coosa Lakes -- DeSoto Caverns / Kymulga Grist Mil and Covered Bridge -- Red Mountain -- Watercress Darter National Wildlife Refuge -- Tannehill Historical State Park -- Shades Mountain / Shades Creek -- Moss Rock Preserve -- Oak Mountain State Park -- Camp Winnataska -- Ebenezer Swamp Ecological Preserve -- Limestone Park -- Metro Brimingham Cahaba access / parks -- Lake Purdy / Little Cahaba River corridor -- Cahaba WMA and Living River -- Cahaba River NWR -- Blue Ridge Outliers. Talladega uplands area. Terrapin Creek Valley -- Dugger Mountain wilderness -- Choccolocco WMA -- Cheaha Mountain -- Southern Talladega Mountains -- Choccolocco Mountain -- Coldwater Mountain -- Flagg Mountain, Weogufka State Forest, and Coosa County WMA -- Hatchet Creek -- Piedmont. Anniston area. Tallapoosa River -- Granite outcrops -- West Point Lake -- Fall line hills. Florence area. Muscle Shoals / Coffee Slough -- Coastal Plain Hemlock Canyon streams -- Tuscaloosa area. Sipsey River swamp -- Tom Bevill Lock and Dam -- Lake Lurleen State Park -- University of ALabama Arboretum -- Moundville Archeological Park -- Oakmulgee Division of the Talladega National Forest -- Fall Line at Centreville -- Perry Lakes Park / Barton's Beach Preserve -- Montgomery area. Confederate Memorial Park -- Roberta Case Pine Hills Preserve -- Cooter's Pond -- Alabama Nature Center -- Montgomery County sites -- Coosa River fall line -- Meteor Crater -- Fort Toulouse / Jackson State Historic Park and Bartram Arboretum -- Yates Lake / Coon Creek / Tallassee Falls -- Auburn area. Tuskegee National Forest -- Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve and Nature Center -- Donald E. Davis Arboretum -- Chewacla State Park -- Chattahoochee River Fall Line -- Black Belt. Limestone Prairie area. Old Cahawba -- Chalk Cliffs and surroundings -- University of West Alabama Blackland Prairie Restoration / Lake Livingston University -- Bluffport Preserve -- Jones Bluff and the Alabama River -- Lowndes County sites -- Chunnenuggee Ridge. Sandy Ridge area. Roland Cooper State Park -- Barbour County WMA -- Robert G. Wehle Natur