Kay Kirkman, a scientist at the Jones Ecological Research Center, a 29,000-acre outdoor laboratory, will share “The Natural Communities of Georgia” during a presentation at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the Moultrie-Colquitt County Public Library.
“Back in the late 1970s, the late Dr. Charles Wharton, one of Georgia’s most respected naturalists, published ‘Natural Environments of Georgia,’” wrote Charles Seabrook of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “… Now inspired by Wharton’s earlier work, three of Georgia’s top naturalists — Leslie Edwards, Jonathan Ambrose and Katherine Kirkman — have led a collaborative effort to update, expand and refine the classifications and descriptions of the state’s natural habitats. The result is a magnificent new book, ‘The Natural Communities of Georgia,’ published by the University of Georgia Press.
The book “is a fantastic reference and guide to the incretibly diverse natural communities of Georgia, from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the blackwater streams of the coast,” according to a flyer from the library.
Tuesday’s event is sponsored by the Southwest Georgia Conservancy and the library.
The Southwest Georgia Conservancy enjoys educational programs about the environment and the great outdoors. Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month during the school year at the First Presbyterian Church.