Black-eyed Beauty


Finally, a nice day after an onslaught of rain. We decided to return to Tryon Creek State Natural Area less than five miles southeast of home. It’s famous for the number of white trillium (wake-robins) that can be spotted in the spring, and for holding a trillium festival in early April.

We made a 4 ½  mile (800-foot elevation gain) loop hike through the Park. The sunshine was pleasant, the small birds serenaded us along the trail and a variety of spring wildflowers were in bloom. There weren’t many trilliums to see, but enough to keep us entertained.

Black-capped Chickadee 

Trillium

My favorite model

Robin

Skunk Cabbage

Wren

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