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Juveniles and winter adults lack the black ring around the bill.

October 20, 2014

Look Who’s Back!

These eighteen double-crested cormorants could also be going to the Gulf Coast, but they may end their journey at Jordan Lake here in NC.

October 16, 2014

Go Outside and Look Up

Once a year is about normal when it comes to .green snake encounters

October 15, 2014

Long, Lean, and Green

It's the cream-colored areas betweent the segments and along the lower sides of the beetle that glows.

October 13, 2014


Coming in for a landing by its favorite fishing hole next to a prominent landmark in the Wetlands.

October 8, 2014


A black willow was host to this web.

October 6, 2014

Misty Mornings

A not quite full-adult plumaged bald eagle makings its way south.

September 23, 2014

Bald Eagle

This downy woodpecker is digging a hole in the underside of this sweetgum branch, a winter roost for the bird.

September 22, 2014



September 18, 2014

Marsh Wren

A prairie warble forages in a pine in Explore the Wild.

September 16, 2014

Other September Sights

An orb weaver web stretched across the path.

September 10, 2014

Spider Time

A very fresh harvester caterpillar dines on aphids in the Wetlands (8/23/14).

August 27, 2014

Harvesters Have Arrived!

Partridge pea waiting for sulphur butterflies to come along.

August 25, 2014

In The Mean Time

The larvae respond as a group when disturbed.

August 22, 2014

What’s the Difference?

One of a very few eastern tiger swallowtails I've seen this year.

August 19, 2014


A drone hovering over the Amphimeadow.

August 16, 2014


Named for the "frosty" area on its hindwings, the hoary edge samples the most popular nectar source in town, Joe pye weed.

August 13, 2014

Summertime Sightings

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