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September 2021

Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC  9/10/21

Eastern Kingbird Firewheel (Gaillardia pulchella) Another Firewheel (Gaillardia pulchella) Another Firewheel (Gaillardia pulchella) Great Egret

Great Egret Same Great Egret A sign on a shop Anamalous blue morning glory Pea, maybe Panicled Tick Trefoil (Desmodium paniculatum)

   
Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriaticus) Common Starling Succulent aster    

Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC  9/9/21

Fuzzybean (Strophostyles genus) Little Blue Herons Marsh grass Palamedes Swallowtail Purple False Foxglove

 
Rattlebox (Sesbania punicea) Saltmarsh Mallow (Kosteletzkya virginica) Saltmarsh Mallow (Kosteletzkya virginica) Sanderling  

Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC  9/8/21

Yellow Garden Spider (Argiope aurantia) Canal Coastal Waterhyssop (Bacopa monnieri) Crablike Spined Orb Weaver Creeping Cucumber (Melothria pendula)

Cypress Vine (Ipomoea quamoclit) and fuzzybean (Strophostyles genus) Dogday cicada Lanceleaf Fogfruit (Phyla lanceolata) Mourning Dove Pinewoods Rose Gentian

 
Slender Glass Lizard Squirrel Treefrog Same Squirrel Treefrog, staring to turn green (eventually became all green) Whitetop Sedge (Rhynchospora colorata)  

Springer's Point Nature Preserve, Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC  9/7/21

 
American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana) Beach Pennywort (Hydrocotyle bonariensis) Another Beach Pennywort (Hydrocotyle bonariensis) Big fish  

Ghost Crab Same Ghost Crab trying to scale a log Same Ghost Crab entering a hole (after having gone under the log) Pea, maybe Panicled Tick Trefoil (Desmodium paniculatum) Another such pea

     
Sea Oxeye Daisy (Borrichia frutescens) Spotted Bee Balm (Monarda punctata), with only one flower left      

Ocracoke Beach, Hyde County, NC  9/6/21

Black-backed Gull Not quite breeding Black-bellied Plover Not quite breeding Black-bellied Plover Female Cloudless Sulphur on a Beach Morning Glory (Ipomoea imperati) Another female Cloudless Sulphur on a Beach Morning Glory (Ipomoea imperati)

Female Cloudless Sulphur on a Beach Morning Glory (Ipomoea imperati) Male Cloudless Sulphur on a Beach Morning Glory (Ipomoea imperati) Another female Cloudless Sulphur on a Beach Morning Glory (Ipomoea imperati) Bonaparte's Gull Breeding Sanderling

 
First-year Sanderling Female Seaside Dragonlet Tern Same tern  

Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC  9/6/21

 
Assassin bug (Zelus luridus) Birdfoot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) Carolina Anole Chaste Tree (Vitex agnus-castus)  

Lanceleaf Fogfruit (Phyla lanceolata) Paper wasp Pin-striped Slug Moth Porcelain Berries Rattlebox (Sesbania punicea) flowers

Rattlebox (Sesbania punicea) seed pods Carolina Saddlebags Same Carolina Saddlebags Male Seaside Dragonlet Male Seaside Dragonlet

 
Clouded Skipper Old or diseased Squirrel Treefrog Same old or diseased Squirrel Treefrog Another Squirrel Treefrog  

       
Sunset        

Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC  9/5/21

Coastal Waterhyssop (Bacopa monnieri) Squirrel Treefrog Another Squirrel Treefrog Another Squirrel Treefrog Another Squirrel Treefrog

Pamlico Sound, Hyde County, NC  9/5/21

Boat leaving Ocracoke as we were coming in Departing ferry Ferry wake Midge on ferry Paraglider near Ocracoke

   
Brown Pelicans on Big Foot Island Closer view of Brown Pelicans on Big Foot Island Shrimp boat    

Swan Quarter, Hyde County, NC  9/5/21

Dogday Cicada Great Blue Heron Osprey Passionflower Pokeberry on piling

 

Royal Tern Another Royal Tern Royal Terns Saltmarsh Morning Glory Male Seaside Dragonlet, still marginally teneral

 

   
Male Seaside Dragonlet Another male Seaside Dragonlet Female Seaside Dragonlet    

Durham, NC  9/4/21

       
Leafhopper (Graphocephala versuta)        

Durham, NC  9/3/21

 
Bearded Beggarticks (Bidens aristosa) Black-tailed Red Sheetweaver Same Black-tailed Red Sheetweaver Blue Mistflower (Conoclinium coelestinum)  

Common Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatatum) Common Groundsel (Senecio vulgaris) Common Groundsel (Senecio vulgaris) Common Groundsel (Senecio vulgaris) Common Groundsel (Senecio vulgaris)

Juvie Eastern Bluebird Same juvie Eastern Bluebird Male Fiery Skipper Fungus gnat Ironweed, apparently with a blight

Jumping spider Same jumping spider Another jumping spider Wasp (Scolia nobilitata) Small Skullcap (Scutellaria parvula)

   
Stiff Marsh Bedstraw West Indian Nightshade (Solanum ptychanthum) Wild Sensitive Plant (Chamaecrita nictitans)    

Durham, NC  9/2/21

Wandering Glider Same Wandering Glider Orb weaver Creeping Cucumber (Melothria pendula) Carolina Saddlebags

         
Duckweed and Water Fern Eastern Phoebe Song Sparrow          

Durham, NC  9/1/21

Garlic Chives (Allium tuberosus) Devil's Beggarticks (Bidens frondosa) Elephant's Foot (Elephantopus tomentosus) Gray Catbird Same Gray Catbird

Hearts-a-bustin' Seedbox (Ludwigia alternifolia) Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora)

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