Purple Pitcher Plant pictured below.
I'm not sure what was more fun, the collection of unusual plants found in the bog, or the intimate moments with birds. The first was a very vocal group of Ruby-crowned Kinglets (below), foraging and chattering at eye-level. This was the first time I had heard this kind of kinglet interaction and I could have lingered for another hour just listening and watching.
and time to sketch.
Eastern Comma butterfly near the parking area. The name-sake comma marking is visible only when the butterfly's wings are closed.
Our New River "Flock" of nature bloggers gathered on the porch for a photo opportunity. Bill Thompson III was gracious enough to hold the camera.
Links and Resources:
Cranberry Glades Nature Center
WV's New River Birding and Nature Festival
National Park Service, New River Gorge Website
Nina Harfman - Nature Remains
Debbie Barnes-DJB Photo Adventures
Kelly Little Orange-Kelly LittleOrangeGuy
Julie Zickefoose-Julie Zickefoose
Susan Kailholz-Williams--Susan Gets Native
Sarah Stratton-Little Orange Guy
Mary Moore Ferracci- Mary's View
Bill Thompson, III- Bill of the Birds