Saturday, October 14, 2017

CHEAHA STATE PARK IN ALABAMA

We spent three day in this lovely park on the highest point in Alabama.  Below are some of the things we saw.





Waterfalls






Black-throated Green Warbler



White-breasted Nuthatch

Tufted Titmouse

Black & White Warbler

Eastern Wood-Pewee



Gray Squirrels


 Spider webs



American Crow


Carolina Wren

Sunday, August 13, 2017

BUTTERFLIES AND A MOTH

Butterflies continue to be the major target around our property.  These are only the good specimens, no point is photographing the ragged ones.


 Unidentified Skippers

Long-tailed Skippers


Cloudless Sulphur






Gulf Fritillary

Giant Swallowtail



 Black Swallowtail




Scarlett-Bodied Wasp Moth

Sunday, August 6, 2017

LAKE WOODRUFF NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

Every year in early August, Swallow-tailed Kites gather in the hundreds to start their migration to South America.  I have never seen the gathering, but many around here have.  I went the refuge Sunday morning to see if they were there.  Only one on the refuge.  Birdlife was a minimum, with butterflies and dragonflies the majority of the entertainment.

 Red-shouldered Hawk




 Turkey Vulture



King Rail







Swallow-tailed Kites

 White Peacock

 Polydamas Swallowtail

Gulf Fritillary


Black Swallowtail

 Lubber Grasshopper

Bumble Bee






Dragonflies

Passion Vine flower