Baldfaced hornets nest hanging in tree near the cypress swamp, approximately the size of a basketball.
Heronry located in cypress swamp. I counted at least 12 nests in this colony.
Large beaver lodge established in the cypress swamp located in the southeastern portion of the property.
Large beaver dam restricting flow to blue-line stream drainage.
Large nutria hanging out in his den, the end of a fallen hollow tree.
One of many nutria living in the cypress swamp on the southeastern portion of the property.
Light colored variation of fox squirrel foraging in agricultural field, just South (~15 ft.) of Contentnea Ln. (field section of road).
Took this foul little creature out of my misery shortly after photographing it (after it dropped unceremoniously onto my desk). Unfortunately there are plenty more where it came from. I had never noticed the red spots behind the eyes until I looked at it under a hand lens (third photo). Thought the background it happened to drop onto was amusingly appropriate for iNaturalist (list of vascular plant families of the southeast).
Juvenile found in debris near an abandoned chicken barn. Imaged only. GTS 376. UTA DC 7200.
Young adult male under boards at roadside off US 1 S of East Rockingham, NC. GTS 368. UTA DC 7199.
Crushed leaves have a strong odor. Winter rosettes fairly widespread along edges of higher-elevation forests.
Picked up by Ann Latta
on rotting wood