"You must get this wonderful book with the beautiful photos of the birds, the horses, the deer, the plants, trees, everything so that you can see for yourself all about this place. Having this book is the next best thing to being there and seeing it for yourself. . . You must get this wonderful, exciting, beautiful book and enjoy it for yourself."
—Valdosta Daily Times
"[A] lovely book . . . The photographs are simply stunning, and brilliantly capture the drama and beauty of this remarkable landscape. There may be a more wonderful place in the National Park System than Cumberland, but I have yet to find it."
In The Seasons of Cumberland Island, naturalist and photographer Fred Whitehead captures the unique allure of the island's flora and fauna in 118 stunning full-color photographs. Moving through seasons punctuated by the comings and goings of such animals as the migratory birds that rest here in autumn and the loggerhead turtles that nest here in summer, the photographs reveal the subtle but important effect of cyclical change on the island's ecosystem. The lush color images, which are often paired with detailed captions, include spectacular views of muscadine vines and Virginia creeper in autumn, a prowling bobcat in winter, a springtime nest of pileated woodpeckers, and a green tree frog announcing an impending summer rain.
Featuring a introduction on the importance of the complex ecosystems of barrier islands like Cumberland, the book informs as it enchants. Here is a stunning tribute to Cumberland's sublime treasures that also serves as a thoughtful reminder to respect and protect the wildness of our barrier islands.
Read more about Cumberland Island at the New Georgia Encyclopedia.
List price: $41.95
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