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Goose Creek State Park, Beaufort County, NC


Male Bar-winged Skimmer Female House Finch Male Needham's Skimmer Female Needham's Skimmer Palamedes Swallowtail


North American Beaver Same North American Beaver Question Mark Swamp Loosestrife (Decodon verticillatus)  


Swamp Loosestrife (Decodon verticillatus) Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, finishing with prey Same Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, with prey Duckweed and Water Fern (Azolla caroliniana) Largid bug


Green Treefrog Same Green Treefrog View of marsh Male Needham's Skimmer Another male Needham's Skimmer


Female Eastern Pondhawk Palmetto Male Eastern Pondhawk Needham's Skimmer? Swamp view


Yellow-rumped Warbler in breeding plumage Nonbreeding Yellow-rumped Warbler Another Nonbreeding Yellow-rumped Warbler Brown-headed Nuthatch near the entrance to its home in this dead tree Another Brown-headed Nuthatch


Teneral Great Blue Skimmer Male Eastern Pondhawk Chipping Sparrow Chipping Sparrow Palamedes Swallowtail


Black Horse Fly (Tabanus atratus)        


Carolina Anole Another Carolina Anole Carolina Mantis  

Bald Cypress: not sure what the white things are, but they seem to be part of the tree. Saltarsh Fleabane      


Orchard Spider, seen just off the boardwalk Deer      


Black Saddlebags (Tramea lacerata).  See other dragonflies. Green Anole.  See other lizards. Robber fly with wasp prey Male Common Green Darner in flight, departing from the scene Green Anole with mysterious prey


Viceroy.  Photo by Karl Gottschalk Five-lined Skink Orchard Spider Neoscona genus, perhaps  

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