Exploring the Delaware Bay Coast
The Delaware Bay is a major estuary outlet of the Delaware River on the Northeast seaboard of the United States whose fresh water mixes for many miles with the waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
Woodland Beach Wildlife Area
The Woodland Beach Wildlife Area consists of three large land tracts consuming roughly 6,320 acres of coastal prairie and tidal marsh. The on-site ponds, wetlands and boardwalks make this an ideal location for nature study.
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Explore the diversity of wildlife and the seasonal variations that make Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge so special.
Everglades National Park
American Crocodile, Alligators, Anhingas, Cormorants, Wood Storks, Roseate Spoonbills, White-tailed Deer, Bald Eagles, and Osprey.
Joe Overstreet Rd
Bald Eagles, Snail Kite, Sandhill Cranes, Whooping Cranes, Crested Caracara, and Meadowlark.
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge
Roseate Spoonbills, Reddish Egrets, Avocets, White Pelican, Florida Scrub Jay, Bald Eagles, Northern Harrier, Loggerhead Shrike, and Osprey.
Saint Augustine Alligator Farm
Bird rookery with nesting Great Egrets, Wood Storks, Snowy Egrets, Little Blue Herons, and Tri-colored Herons.
Silver River State Park
Rhesus Monkeys, Alligator, River Otter, Wood Duck, and long legged waders.
Wintering ducks such as; Hooded Mergansers, Ring-billed Ducks, Blue-winged Teal, and Mottled Ducks. In addition a great place for raptors such as Osprey, Bald Eagles, Crested Caracara, and Northern Harriers.
Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge
Painted Buntings, Alligators, Ruddy Ducks, Blue-winged Teal, Wilson's Snipe, Killdeer, and Hooded Mergansers.
Harris Neck Historical Structures
Former Army Airfield, Runways, Bunkers, the Lorillard-Livingston Estate, and the "Smallest Church in the USA".
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
Alligators, Water Lilies, carnivorous plants, Sandhill Cranes, and River Otter.
The primary attraction at Conowingo dam is the large number of bald eagles that gather there in late November and early December. Up to 11 species of gulls also gather at the dam from mid-October through mid-March, but other birds such as great blue herons, black-crowned night herons, black vultures, terns, osprey, cormorants, anhingas, and ducks may also be seen.
Elk, Wild Turkeys, White-tailed Deer, and Black Bear.
Cowans Ford Wildife Refuge
Indigo Bunting, Common Yellowthroat, Bluebird, and Bobwhite.
The Green Swamp ... a Beginner's Guide
Information on the Green Swamp Preserve located in southeastern North Carolina. Carnivorous plants such as the venus fly trap, sundews, bladderworts, and various species of pitcher plants inhabit the Green Swamp. In addition many orchids also call this protected area home.
The Green Swamp ... Venus Flytraps
Considered by some the creme de la creme of carnivorous plants, the Venus flytrap has fueled the imagination of writers, the desire of collectors, and the fascination of botanists. What follows is an interview with Skip Pudney about Venus flytraps and where to find them in the Green Swamp.
Max Patch Road
Blackburnian Warbler, Canada Warbler, Brewster's Warbler, Golden-winged Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, and Black-throated Green Warbler.
NC 288, Fontana Dam, and The Road To Nowhere
The original intention of this article was a story specific to the abandoned cars on the Lakeshore Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. But the storyline needed to be expanded to explain why the vehicles are on the trail in the first place ... thus NC 288, Fontana Dam, and The Road To Nowhere.
Located between Saluda and Tryon North Carolina is Pearson's Falls, a mecca for wildflower enthusiasts during the spring. You get a lot of bang for your buck at this location. Along the trail during the early spring you can expect a copious distribution of blooms from a variety of species. And to top off the wildflower experience, at the end of the trail is the impressive waterfall.
Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge ... Birding
Spring and Summer Birding in the Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge - The abundance of aviary species in North Carolina's Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge is something not to be missed during the spring and summer months.
Rachel Carson Estuarine Reserve
Established in 1985, the reserve consists of five small islands and several smaller shoals. Four of these islands, Town Marsh, Carrot Island, Bird Shoals and Horse Island, are nestled together just across from Beaufort along Taylor's Creek. This section, the main area of the reserve, is about three miles long and less than a mile across at its widest point.
South Mountains State Park
Waterfalls, intimate cascades, Round-lobed Hepatica, Sharp-lobed Hepatica, Bloodroot, Foamflower, Giant Chickweed, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Common Blue Violets, Halberd-leaved Violets, Sweet White Violet, Birdfoot Violet, Gaywings, Wood Anemone, Crested Dwarf Iris, Vernal Dwarf Iris, Bluestar, Mayapple, Wild Geranium, Wake-robin Trillium, Catesby's Trillium, Yellow Lady's Slipper, and Pink Lady's Slipper.
Chestnut-sided Warblers, Golden-winged Warblers, Blackburnian Warblers, Dark-eyed Juncos, Large-flowered Trillium, Yellow Trillium, Showy orchis, Wild Geranium, and Jack-in-the-pulpit.
Audubon Swamp Garden
Black-crowned Night Heron, Little Blue Heron, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Anhinga, White-eyed Vireo, Northern Parula, Pileated Woodpecker, Prothonotary Warbler, Hermit Thrush, Yellow-rumped Warbler, American Alligator, Marsh Rabbit, Otters, Raccoons.
Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge
Red-cockaded Woodpecker, Red-headed Woodpecker, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Orchard Oriole, Blue Grosbeak, Bachman's Sparrow, Northern Bobwhite, Bladderwort (Utricularia fibrosa), Sundew (Drosera intermedia)(Drosera capillaris), Butterwort (Pinguicula caerulea), Purple Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia purpurea), Yellow Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia flava), Sweet Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia rubra), Little Floating Heart (Nymphoides cordata), and Buttonbush.
Congaree National Park
Barred Owls, Wild Pigs, White-tailed Deer, Wood Duck, Reiver Otter, and large trees.
Francis Beidler Forest
Prothonotary Warbler, Barred Owl, White-tailed Deer, Yellow-crowned Night Heron, and Cottonmouth.
Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve
Federally Endangered Pool Sprite, Black-spore Quillwort, Elf Orpine, Piedmont Quillwort, Piedmont Sandwort, Puck's Orpine, Spotted Phacelia, and a Kentucky Warbler
Goodale State Park
White Water Lily, Water Shield, Floating Hearts, Spatterdock, Purple Bladderwort, Golden Club, American Bur-reed, Dwarf Sundews, Prothonotary Warbler, and a Great Blue Heron rookery.
Landsford Canal State Park
Spider Lilies, Prairie Warbler, Summer Tanager, and Wood Thrush.
Beautiful gardens of Azaleas and Camellias.
Savannah National Wildlife Refuge
Alligators, Northern Shoveler, Pied-billed Grebe, Snipe, Ibis, and Bobcats.
Black Bear, White-tailed Deer, Wild Turkey, and Coyotes.
Sugarlands Stone Cabin Ruins
Located in the southern vicinity of the Sugarlands in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are the well hidden remains of a stone dwelling. This rock house is located behind a rhododendron thicket on top of a small ridge.
Approximately halfway between Townsend and Cades Cove on Laurel Creek Road lies the beginning of the route to one of the most magical locations within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park called Whiteoak Sink.
White-tailed Deer - buck, doe, and fawns, Oxeye Daisies, Luna Moth, Goatsbeard.
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
Snow Geese, Bald Eagles, Osprey, Sike Elk, various waterfowl, and Wild Horses.
Assateague Island Waterfowl Week and the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge Open House are both held during Thanksgiving. Great Egrets, Sika Elk, Raccoon, Tree Swallows, Yellow-rumped Warbler, and Chincoteague Pony images included.
Canada warbler, Worm-eating Warbler, Cerulean Warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush, and various other passerines.