Category Archives: Animals

Eastern Fox Squirrels

The eastern fox squirrel (Sciurus niger) is the largest species of tree squirrel native to North America.  Despite the differences in size and coloration, they are sometimes mistaken for American Red Squirrels or Eastern Gray Squirrels in areas where both … Continue reading

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Gator Fireworks

As promised, I’m posting a few more fireworks images today.  If you want to see lots of images, without comments, check out my facebook page where I’ve posted more. But first I want to show you one of the spectators … Continue reading

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WNC Nature Center Bobcat

The bobcat (Lynx rufus) is one of the fascinating animals that caught our eye at the WNC Nature Center.  This cat, though native to our western North Carolina, is rarely seen in the wild even though its population is thought … Continue reading

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Yawn!

Billie and I made a quick trip to Asheville last weekend, thinking that we hadn’t been in a long while and that we wanted to catch up with happenings in our favorite nearby mountain city.  We made our usual stops … Continue reading

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Price Lake Discoveries

While exploring for trout lilies on the Price Lake Trail this week I discovered a number of these curiosities in quiet pools along one of the small creeks that feed into the lake.  I collected a photo record of a … Continue reading

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Bye for now–Next Post from Boone!

This is the last post from the Island for now since we are returning to Boone today.  I wanted to include one of my favorite images in this final post from HHI–this little squirrel hunched down in the morning sun … Continue reading

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Now there are four…

Walking the neighborhood this weekend with friends we discovered that there are now four alligators, two in each lake.  This is the first time we have seen all four at the same time.  This newest gator must be named Four, … Continue reading

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More Pinckney Island creatures

Although I didn’t find any nesting ibis on my recent hike in the Pinckney Island NWR, I did see an ibis feeding at the shoreline of Ibis Pond.  This bird allowed me to get quite close and didn’t move off … Continue reading

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The Alligators are back!

The alligators are back!  We’ve been watching and waiting to see whether the “Do not feed the alligators” signs were real or just marketing hype, and finally we now know.  The gators are real, and the warm weather has brought … Continue reading

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Our Bedroom Window

Our bedroom window looks out from our second floor onto the 12th green of the George Fazio golf course in Palmetto Dunes.  It’s a beautiful, tranquil view with many tall trees lining the fairways and clustering around the greens.  I … Continue reading

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