I did get pictures of a few forest critters though. Two or three members of the group walked right by a pair of Copperheads -- Yikes! The snakes disappeared too quickly for that photo but I did manage to get a head shot of this lovely, but shy Eastern King snake before he hid in a hole. For more information about venomous and non-venomous snakes of SC, I recommend this page.
|Eastern King Snake|
The damsel- and dragonflies were not shy about posing!
|Ebony Jewelwing Damselfly|
|Ebony Jewelwing Damselfly -- female|
|Banded Pennant Dragonfly|
The bunny and the skink were not thrilled about being photographed but tolerated it for a few moments.
|Virginia Day Flower|
|Fish Pond -- Willow Hall Road|
We saw some gators in the pond and believed we heard one bellowing its mating call! After our lovely trek in the woods, we headed to our hosts' home for a delicious brunch and interesting conversation! Many thanks to our wonderful hosts for an excellent opportunity for birding, brunch and comaraderie in the forest!