We saw interesting plants and plant communities (grassy balds and spruce-fir forests) and LOTS of new birds (to me) that hang out there, especially in the high-elevation spruce fir forests. I should have been writing them all down, but I had a checklist, and was busily trying to repeat their calls in my iPod (via the earbuds). Challenging.
|Rhododendron catawbiense (Catawba rhododendron)|
|Grassy bald at Roan Mountain|
|Rhododendrons and spruce-fir forest|
|A silhouetted bird (I've forgotten which one it was!) There were a lot of new ones....|