Mallory Pearce spent his childhood in upstate New York, lived on Tybee Island, near Savannah, during his high school years, studied under Eugene Odum at the University of Georgia, and got his B. S. in Ecology at the University of Chicago.An interest in art led him to UCLA and a M.A. in filmmaking with a specialty in animation. For 35 years in Los Angeles, he helped create animated educational films on science and medicine.In 1990, he returned to Tybee, where he still resides and made it his base for the study of ecosystems up and down the coast.Inspired by the writings of Henry David Thoreau, he has kept his own journals which comprise his book, “The Low Country: A Naturalist’s Field Guide to Coastal Georgia, the Carolinas, and North Florida.”
A naturalist's field guide to the coastal habitats of Georgia, the Carolinas and North Florida, illustrating the common plants and animals of the beaches, dunes, marshes, swamps and forests. Text and illustrations by Mallory Pearce. Foreword by Janisse Ray.
A Nature Journal of Observations and Illustrations
Over many decades spent on Tybee Island and other beautiful Georgia barrier islands, the author, a naturalist and Disney-trained animator, pens and illustrates his nature observations on the beaches, in the woods and of the marshes. Taking inspiration from Thoreau, the author's favorite place to commune with nature is right by his own Maudlin Pond.