A single sun lit Calla Lily bloom with the Long White Bridge in the background.
A peaceful morning at the big pond.
Two blooms that speak for themselves.
I think these two views of a Male Painted Bunting are two different birds. Both paused in the sun on some pretty grasses.
I was surprised to see one land near me and then a second one landed very close to the first, alas not to be captured together.
It started with a splash.
This is MY corner!
Reassessing the situation.
All over, for now.
April 5, 2019
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
I’ve used the ButterfliesandMoths.org website to help identify this butterfly where the Pearl Crescent description starts off:
Identification: Quite variable.
The other factors of size (Wing Span: 1 1/4 – 1 3/4 inches (3.2 – 4.5 cm), habitat and range seem to fit, so I give this as a probably ID.
I regret that I didn’t notice the water drops on the blade of grass at the time and get a better composition. However, I had just narrowly avoided stepping on a large black snake and I wasn’t keen on moving into the tall grass.
March 26, 2020
Donnelley Wildlife Management Area, SC
Pond vegetation and reflections.
This nesting pair of Great Blue Herons gave an affectionate greeting when one returned to the nest.
A few Great Egrets have started nests in different spots this spring, including this one that is between the trail and the pond edge. Time will tell if this turns out to be a viable spot to raise Egret chicks.
After walking the dike I came up the back side of the Long White Bridge at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens and was pleased to see azaleas making a statement.