Mt Rogers Naturalist Rally Featured Speaker

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May 12th-14th, 2017

Three days of exploration & discovery for all ages!  Bring your family and celebrate Mother's Day in the most beautiful place on Earth.  There is something for the entire family to enjoy with field trips Saturday and Sunday, an expert speaker Friday Night and nighttime programs at the campground. Topics include salamanders, wildflowers, geology, birding, fishing, cultural history, mammals, medicinal plants, general natural history and much, much more! 




George Constantz, biologist and naturalist, who writes about the beauty and nature of the Appalachian landscape, will be our featured speaker Friday evening at 7:00PM.

Born in Washington, D.C. in 1947, George spent six years of his childhood in Barranquilla, Colombia, among the iguanas of the Magdalena River's floodplain, and in Chihuahua, Mexico, where he chased roadrunners through the desert. Since receiving a B.A. in biology from University of Missouri-St. Louis and a Ph.D. in zoology from Arizona State University, George has worked as a park naturalist, a teacher of biology and environmental science, a fish ecologist, researcher, and writer. 

His book, Hollows, Peepers, and Highlanders: An Appalachian Mountain Ecology, "exposes the natural conflicts that underlie the beauty and mystery of Appalachian life. The heart of the book explores the quirky, even bizarre, adaptations of selected Appalachian plants and animals -- violence among fireflies, sexual parasitism within frog choruses, and deception by flowers."

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