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This park is still officially under development, but its pristine condition makes it the home of a large number of species that are difficult or impossible to find anywhere else. Main habitat/environment page
I took the May 30-31, 2008 photos at the annual meeting of the National Audubon Society's North Carolina State Office.
|Fire Pink (Silene virginica), 5/30/08|
May 31, 2008
Many of these animals turned up on a bird-watching guided tour of the park trails given by Curtis Smalling, who identified the Gray Petaltail and Spangled Skimmers.
|Gray Petaltail. See other dragonflies.||Female Spangled Skimmer||Eastern Fence Lizard||Leaf rolling weevil (Attelabus bipustulatus), about 3 mm long|
|One-spotted Tiger Beetle (Cicindela unipunctata)||Zebra Flower Longhorn Beetle||Glowworm beetle||Male Spangled Skimmer||Bear footprint|
|Horse fly||A kind of woolly aphid||Mystery moth||Painted Turtle|
|Appalachian Brown||Mystery fly||Sparkling Jewelwing. See other damselflies.||Whirligig Beetle||Adult water strider (Trepobates subnitidus). One of very many in a pond.|
May 30, 2008
|Eyed Click Beetle||Calico Pennant||Male Five-lined Skink, which had lost part of his tail.||Mystery beetle (3 mm long)||Lichen Moth (Lycomorpha pholus)|
|Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle larva apparently about to become a pupa.||Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle pupa||Aphid||Aphid with what seems to be molted "skin"||A woolly aphid, but a member of a different species from that above.|
|Lightning beetle, with deformed wings||Orchard Spider||Elongate Long-jawed Orb Weaver||Mystery leaf beetle||Moth, very tiny, on a painted wooden wall|
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