Swift Creek Lake
Beaver Lake Trail near old CCC dam
Oldest native perennial in our gardens; first native we planted
Third year for Purple Coneflower in our native butterfly garden
Third year of Joe-pye weed in our native butterfly garden
Larva of Swamp Milkweed Leaf Beetle
Daily visitor in good numbers when gardens are blooming
Third year for our Lowbush Blueberry; I've yet to beat the birds to the fruit
A family of Eastern Grays have lived in our White Oak for years
Very rare visitor during winter; looking for earthworms
Daily visitor to our feeders and White Oak
A common visitor to our feeders during the winter.
We've had our blackberry shrub for probably 8 years.
Beautiful, but destructive insect in the vegetable garden.
Regular visitor when the gardens are in bloom
Paper Wasps build a nest each year in our shed.
Third year for our Virginia Sweetspire
Rare sight, but whenever I spot it, I see them at Pocahontas.
Common site when kayaking or whenever near the water. Paddling Swift Creek
Common in our gardens, but especially when the blackberries are in season.
Daily visitor to our feeders and gardens.
Daily visitor to our feeders from late fall to early spring.
Third year in our native meadow
Arriving for third year in native meadow
Emerging for the second year; added two this spring
Coming up for the second year in our native butterfly garden.
Found in vegetable garden
First year of our native butterfly garden (2013)