Jack Carman, a noted author and photographer of Tennessee Wildflowers, will present the program, The Wildflowers of Lincoln County, at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at the Fayetteville First Presbyterian Church Family Life Center.
Hosting Carman is the Highland Rim Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society. Co-hosts are Jim and Rachel Harwell, Rhonda Seitzinger, Jamie Dennis, and Eugene Ham. Refreshments will follow in the program.
Carman, a native of Mississippi, graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in aerospace engineering. He is a retired engineer from Sverdrup Technology, but he has long been interested in nature photographer and wildflower identification.
A resident of Tennessee since 1963, Carman is the author and photographer of the book, Wildflowers of Tennessee, which is the first comprehensive, statewide, full-color field guide for wildflowers in the Volunteer State. The book features more than 780 color photographs and the descriptions of over 1,100 species.
His photographs have received numerous awards and appeared in several calendars. His articles and images have been published in the Tennessee Conservationist and Tennessee Wildlife magazines.
In addition to being recognized by both peers and professionals, Carman has served as a leader for field trips and photo workshops for the Gatlinburg Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.