New IAT Natural & Cultural Heritage Series
January 2013 marks the introduction of two new website series on the Natural and Cultural Heritage found along the International Appalachian Trail, from eastern North America to Western Europe. The IAT Natural Heritage series will showcase concise illustrated stories on both nature and geology, while the IAT Cultural Heritage series will include stories on e.g. human history, art, and architecture.
This first piece on IAT Natural Heritage by Beyond Ktaadn's Mike Jones (IAT North America Alpine Ecologist), Liz Willey, and Marilyn Anions was excerpted and adapted from their new Eastern Alpine Guide, and is titled:
Common Alpine Plant Species along the IAT in North America
From a botanical perspective, one of the more striking differences between the Appalachian Trail (in the strict sense, from Georgia to Maine) and the International Appalachian Trail (the corridor from Katahdin to the Great Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland) is the diversity and extent of alpine tundra ecosystems found along the latter.
Alpine Azalea (Loiseleuria procumbens)
To read more about:
Common Alpine Plant Species along the IAT in North America,
go to www.iat-sia.com.