The Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila cerulean) is a busy (and super cute) little bird. One can often hear them before seeing them as they are constantly hopping along branches as they look for insects.
It's easy to forget just how vibrant wetlands are. Amongst the many creatures I saw this small turtle seemed up for a photo op in Lake Conestee Nature Park. Instead of scooting straight into the water it seemed to be just as curious about me as I was it.