Gilled, with fuzzy caps.
At least eight trees, with Pinus virginiana, Fagus grandifolia, Ilex opaca
This is actually in Eno River City Park, Durham NC. Abundant along the river.
This is actually in Eno River City Park, Durham NC.
This is actually in Eno River City Park, Durham NC. A larger individual.
Near Sennett hole, on exposed rocks. This is actually in Eno River City Park, Durham NC.
This is what i call Botrychium (or Sceptridium) dissectum forma obliquum. We also have B/S biternatum in this area. This is actually in Eno River City Park, Durham, NC.
Near Sennett hole; this is dominant in a small "scour prairie" with Sorgastrum nutans and Chasmanthium latifolium.
One of the larger trees in this section of the river.
Eagle trail; plants growing on trail in an old stump; did not get lat/long at the site, it is a guess, hence wider accuracy. Common in this area though.
An interesting south-facing beech-dominated slope...
Found under a rotting log surrounded by leaf litter. The Southern extent of the range for this salamander is the NC mountains or coastal plain, but they do extend into a small portion of the northern Piedmont.
Lsrc a wing
Nuts collected from the Pump Station Trail; taste of the nuts is as the common name would indicate; note the shape of the nuts, corresponding to the scientific name!
On the bluff overlooking the Eno River near the Pump Station, just off the Mountains to the Sea Trail.
With no nesting pairs before 1982, North Carolina started a restoration program that helped bring the bald eagle population to over 125 nesting pairs. Jordan Lake, located just south of Chapel Hill, is a great place to view bald eagles. There is a live cam of an eagle nest, set up & maintained by the US Army Corps of Engineers; see http://www.ustream.tv/jordanlakeeagles