Each of the twelve essays in this collection by naturalist Stephen Lyn Bales focuses in on a particular kind of flora or fauna found in East Tennessee that is ephemeral or short lived. All are fascinating. They range from pandas, now extinct for millennia, to the Southern pine beetle which is threatening to make another species extinct. Jelly fish, butterflies, owls, wildflowers and cranes are among the other species covered. Bales is the senior naturalist at Ijams Nature Center in Knoxville. This is his third book.
Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press, 2017. 219 pages with a Foreword by Joel Greenberg, and Index, photos and illustrations by the author. Trade paperback