Wednesday, October 10, 2012
North Carolina's Outer Banks
Once again, the Atlantic Coast and miles of beautiful white sand beaches beckons us to explore. Willets, Sanderlings and Ruddy Turnstones scurry along the waves looking for "Sand Fleas"(a local name for this abundant crustacean).
We took some trips inland to the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge. We found a huge Black Bear feeding in an old stubble corn field snacking on fruit. Too far away for a decent photo as it frequently laid down to rest.
Here are some smaller creatures that permitted a closer view. This very large 3" Golden Orb Weaver at least was a stationary web sentinel.
On one of our bird walks in Surf City, NC we constantly had to step over mating Walking Sticks like this smaller male and female. Look close!
On the first day of Autumn, this is not the snow drifts of the northern Mid-west, but the white sand dunes of the Carolinas.
Thinking of "you all" (almost southerners now) as winter approaches.
Love & Prayers,
Ty & Ida