|Appalachian Trail near Hawksbill Mountain (4049')|
Some of the animals at the top of the range, 3500' to 4000', were the same we have at lake Wicwas, including a bobcat we saw stalking a gray squirrel on an early morning hike up Hawksbill Mountain.
|White Tail Deer|
This was Lake Jocasee in the very northwest corner of South Carolina, and we even saw a loon that hadn't yet moved on to its summer breeding grounds.
Also two types of trillium, which in NH won't bloom until mid or late May (or maybe earlier this year).
By the time we arrived in Savannah Georgia, both flora and fauna had changed dramatically. We were now into the land of seabirds and warm weather reptiles.
We don't see this in New England!
Some of the animals of Savannah are similar to ours, like this relative of our Great Blue Heron.
|It would dash in to catch a fish, then rush back to shore before a 'gator could grab it|
Other species are nothing like our inhabitants.
|White Ibis (Immature)|
Our final stop was back in South Carolina at Congaree National Park. It was formerly called Congaree Swamp, but the name was changed to make it sound more enticing.
|Congaree National Park|
It was a great trip, perfect to whet my appetite for spring. We're now back in New Hampshire, hopefully just in time to watch spring break out all over again!