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Old Sep 30, 2014, 9:45 PM   #1
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Hampton Creek Cove State Natural Area was set aside to protect the breeding habitat of a rare warbler - the Golden-Winged Warbler. It's also home to many other rare and unusual species, and lush high elevation meadows. I had the pleasure of leading a hike there recently, and took a few snapshots along the way...
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A bit of Red Fox scat was very attractive to this Meadow Frittilary and this Red Admiral. Many butterflies get both nutrition and extra minerals for various animal droppings...
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But this Pipevine Swallowtail was feasting on more "traditional" butterfly fare - some late-season Cardinal Flower.
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Early autumn at Hampton Creek Cove is full of meadow wildflowers! Here are some views of a close relative of cardinal flower (same genus, different species) - Great Lobelia - decorating an upland meadow.
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And here is another meadow full of Ironweed and Crownbeard flowers - and a Silver-Spotted Skipper busy at the blooms.
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One of the highlights (for me) of the trip was my first good view of a rather unusual dragonfly. Look closely, and you'll see where the Clamp-Tipped Emerald got its name! This one was patrolling a typical Emerald habitat - a tiny seep at the forest edge.
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As hike leader, could not stop to take many photos, but sure had a great time sharing this Natural Area with others. Hope you enjoyed the hike, and will share your comments and critique.
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In addition to water you are also becoming a master at closeups, Nice job Mole
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Hans- So glad you enjoyed the hike! (PS - will have some water shots from the Smokies ready to post in a few days...)
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