Books on Broad will host Tom Poland and Robert C. Clark as he signs Carolina Bays: Wild Mysterious, and Majestic Landforms, which includes Kershaw County’s Savage Bay, on Thursday, February 6, 2020, from 5:00pm - 7:00pm. Books on Broad is located at 944 Broad Street, Camden, S.C. 803-713-7323 M-S. The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and autographing.
About the book:
Carolina Bays are elliptical freshwater depressional wetlands that vary in size from a few hundred feet to several miles long, and can be found along the Atlantic seaboard, but most commonly in North and South Carolina. They are full of amphibians and reptiles, insects and birds, wildlife and plants-many of them exotic and rare.
Join Robert C. Clark and Tom Poland for an on-the -ground safari of these unique landforms in Carolina Bays. Listen to frogs croak, herons squawk, and alligators growl; watch skinks skim across the water, black-and-yellow polka-dotted caterpillars crawl on four hundred year old trees, and monarch butterflies take flight; admire delicate yellow fringed orchids, water lilies, and the perennial flowering carnivorous Venus flytrap.
Life is found in astounding abundance in Carolina Bays, yet the bays are increasingly threatened by human intervention. These diverse habitats and their unmatched biodiversity require preservation and restoration for the health of our planet.
About the authors:
Tom Poland graduated from the University of Georgia and is the former managing editor of South Carolina Wildlife Magazine. He is the author of South Carolina Country Roads, Reflections of South Carolina (volumes 1 and 2), and Georgialina: A Southland As We Knew It and is also a contributor to Camden’s Chronicle-Independent. He has received the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina’s highest civilian honor.
Robert C. Clark is a native of Charlotte, North Carolina, and his photographs have appeared in National Geographic books, Newsweek, and the Smithsonian magazine, among other publications, as well as in photographic awards annuals such as Print and Communications Arts. Together with Poland he co-authored Reflections of South Carolina (volumes 1 and 2).
Books on Broad is an independent book store and coffee shop located in downtown historic Camden proudly serving SC roasted King Bean coffee and offering a broad selection of new, used, and collectible books. Books on Broad is open Monday through Friday 7:30 am – 6 pm, and Saturday 7:30 am – 4 pm. Shop from the website 24/7 at www.booksonbroad.com.