Last weekend we had a record day of 14 birds at the @wildbirdresearch banding station at @thencarboretum in #ashevillenc ! Among the four new species we got, two of them were the Downy and Hairy Woodpecker. It was really exciting to have them side by side as they are sometimes misidentified in the field due to their similar appearance. Once in hand, it became very apparent just how much smaller the Downy (Left) is from the Hairy (Right). These individuals are both female and therefore don’t have any red on their heads making them look even more alike. Aside from the size difference one of the other useful ways to distinguish them apart is by the presence of black spots on the outer tail feathers of the Downy, and the absence of spots on the Hairy. You can see that in the third image of this post. We are banding again tomorrow and I’m really excited to see what else we get! Thanks again to everyone who helps make this possible! ______________________________________________ ❗️Licensed bird bander. All featured birds in hand are safely handled and released in compliance with state and federal regulations.❗️ ______________________________________________ #theweekoninstagram #visitnc #tnc_nc #828isgreat #ashevillephotographer #exploreasheville #blueridgenps #rainforestalliance #blueridgemoments #asheville #visitasheville #wildlifephotography #ashevillephotography #birdsofinstagram #ncoutdoors #ncwildlife #feather_perfection #bird #naturelovers #audubonsociety #birdlovers #nature #usfws #naturenc #naturaleza #blueridgemountains #ourplanetdaily #northcarolina #earth 8 hours ago by @modernecologist
Last weekend we had a record day of 14 birds at the @wildbirdresearch banding station at @thencarboretum in #ashevillenc ! Among the four new species we got, two of them were the Downy and Hairy Woodpecker. It was really exciting to have them side by side as they are sometimes misidentified in the field due to their similar appearance. Once in hand, it became very apparent just how much smaller the Downy (Left) is from the Hairy (Right). These individuals are both female and therefore don’t have any red on their heads making them look even more alike. Aside from the size difference one of the other useful ways to distinguish them apart is by the presence of black spots on the outer tail feathers of the Downy, and the absence of spots on the Hairy. You can see that in the third image of this post. We are banding again tomorrow and I’m really excited to see what else we get! Thanks again to everyone who helps make this possible! ______________________________________________ ❗️Licensed bird bander. All featured birds in hand are safely handled and released in compliance with state and federal regulations.❗️ ______________________________________________ #theweekoninstagram #visitnc #tnc_nc #828isgreat #ashevillephotographer #exploreasheville #blueridgenps #rainforestalliance #blueridgemoments #asheville #visitasheville #wildlifephotography #ashevillephotography #birdsofinstagram #ncoutdoors #ncwildlife #feather_perfection #bird #naturelovers #audubonsociety #birdlovers #nature #usfws #naturenc #naturaleza #blueridgemountains #ourplanetdaily #northcarolina #earth 8 hours ago by @modernecologist
Last weekend we had a record day of 14 birds at the @wildbirdresearch banding station at @thencarboretum in #ashevillenc ! Among the four new species we got, two of them were the Downy and Hairy Woodpecker. It was really exciting to have them side by side as they are sometimes misidentified in the field due to their similar appearance. Once in hand, it became very apparent just how much smaller the Downy (Left) is from the Hairy (Right). These individuals are both female and therefore don’t have any red on their heads making them look even more alike. Aside from the size difference one of the other useful ways to distinguish them apart is by the presence of black spots on the outer tail feathers of the Downy, and the absence of spots on the Hairy. You can see that in the third image of this post. We are banding again tomorrow and I’m really excited to see what else we get! Thanks again to everyone who helps make this possible! ______________________________________________ ❗️Licensed bird bander. All featured birds in hand are safely handled and released in compliance with state and federal regulations.❗️ ______________________________________________ #theweekoninstagram #visitnc #tnc_nc #828isgreat #ashevillephotographer #exploreasheville #blueridgenps #rainforestalliance #blueridgemoments #asheville #visitasheville #wildlifephotography #ashevillephotography #birdsofinstagram #ncoutdoors #ncwildlife #feather_perfection #bird #naturelovers #audubonsociety #birdlovers #nature #usfws #naturenc #naturaleza #blueridgemountains #ourplanetdaily #northcarolina #earth 8 hours ago by @modernecologist
Foggy sunrises in the southern Appalachians are common, but they never get old. We camped overnight and woke up to this beauty. The "bald" mountaintop where we camped had high brush in every direction that faced east, so I had to hold the camera high overhead to get this shot. Still, I am rather happy with the moodiness and simplicity of this shot. 12 hours ago by @jonathanwheeler8069
I have an obsession with mushrooms 🍄 . . . . . #northcarolina #ncoutdoors #explorenc #mountains #westernnc #naturephotography #gooutside # #blueridgemountains #bestofnc #blueridgenps #theblueridgers #summer #blueridgeparkway #ncoutdoorculture #hiking #828isgreat #asheville #ashevillenc #pilotmountain #wsnc #stonemountainnc #trails #hike #outdoors #mushrooms 12 hours ago by @exploring.northcarolina
Good morning! Hope you have a lovely Saturday ☕️✌🏼 14 hours ago by @free.rooted
The answer is in the Woods • • • • • #northcarolina #ncoutdoors #explorenc #mountains #westernnc #naturephotography #gooutside # #blueridgemountains #bestofnc #blueridgenps #theblueridgers #summer #blueridgeparkway #ncoutdoorculture #hiking #828isgreat #asheville #ashevillenc #pilotmountain #wsnc #stonemountainnc #trails #hike #outdoors 1 day ago by @exploring.northcarolina
Virginia’s Natural Bridge State Park presents The Park After Dark’s Star Gazing event, Saturday July 20th from 8:30 - 9:30pm. This special program at the Park’s Jefferson Point features stargazing with binoculars for enhanced viewing provided by the park! This event is Included in admission to the park or $5 per family. Call the Natural Bridge State Park 540-291-1330 for more information. #vastateparks #virginiastateparks #stars #visitvbr #naturalbridgestateparkva #naturalbridgestatepark #scenicva #blueridgenps #stargazing #friendsofnaturalbridgestatepark 1 day ago by @friendsnaturalbridge
Finding a waterfall off the beaten path with no one around in July, priceless. 1 day ago by @godonato
Finding a waterfall off the beaten path with no one around in July, priceless. 1 day ago by @godonato
I could sit on the patio at our camper and take hundreds of pictures of the hummingbirds buzzing around the hosta blooms. 68 °F, a light breeze, coffee in hand...dew on the blooms, brown thrasher sneaking up to the bird feeder. A tractor crunching along the dirt road below our camper...Farmer getting ready to bail hay. He cut it yesterday. Deer playing in the pasture beside the bridge pausing to look at a car go by on the Parkway. Crows discussing their plans for the morning. Ahh! Instead, it's 86°F and 70% humidity down here in the flatland. But, like MacArthur, I shall return. #mornings #rvliving #blueridgenps #blueridgeparkway #flowers #hostas #hummingbird #rubythroat 1 day ago by @woodcarver47
Sunset over Shenandoah National Park, Virginia. Photo by @iamfree2be. Thank you for allowing me to share. 1 day ago by @beautifulplacesofthesouth
Usually, I think of a rainbow being a fleeting summertime treat. Our camper is located in a valley, but going north, you climb steadily to Bluff Mtn and Doughton Park. Several overlooks have long views to the east and south. Pianogirl48 and I followed this rainbow for 45 minutes up to the Park and back down to the last overlook. The storms had rolled past us , and due to the long views, and the sun behind, us this was my longest rainbow viewing ever. #blueridgenps #doughtonpark #rainbows #storm #blueridgeparkway #overlook #rainbow 1 day ago by @woodcarver47
Sharp Top Mountain view! #blueridgenps 1 day ago by @soaringsixties
Boyhood 🏞 1 day ago by @free.rooted
Boyhood 🏞 1 day ago by @free.rooted
Boyhood 🏞 1 day ago by @free.rooted
📷 . ~Ray of Hope~ . A singular ray of light illuminating the hillsides of the Cowee Mountains in Western North Carolina🌲 . May this beacon guide you safely into the weekend 🙌 . Thank you for looking 🙋‍♂️ . #ncoutdoors #appalachian_explorers #ashevilletrails #romanticasheville #blueridgenps #ncweekend #discover_carolinas #ncoutdoorculture #naturalnorthcarolina #visitnc #adventureasheville #brysoncity #booneview #ourstatemag #southernlivingmag #discoverjacksonnc #alltrails #trailful #visitbrevard #wnclifestyles #frugalbackpacker #inspireappalachia #blueridgemoments #blueridgeoutdoors #blueridgeparkway #magic_moments #divine_forest #adventureappalachia #playonnc #usinterior 2 days ago by @johan.hakansson.photography
The monster orange cloud, the near full moon, and this zoomed-in sunset picture were all taken at the same location...Sunset Rock in Doughton Park. Another bonus is the area is one of the three "Dark Sky" locations in NC. Astronomers frequently set up their telescopes to enjoy the incredibly dark sky. The 83X zoom on this Nikonp900 is so much fun! With all the modes, even a beginner can capture a good image. My favorite setting is usually Bird Watching in continuous mode. #sunset #clouds #sun #zoomin #doughtonpark #blueridgenps #blueridgeparkwaync #nikonp900 #mountainviews #darksky 2 days ago by @woodcarver47
The Steel Wheels are rolling in this Saturday at the Music Center for one of their first performances since the release of their new album, “Over The Trees.” We can’t wait to welcome them back as they experiment with their sound, which harkens to their Virginia upbringing. Jonah Riddle & Carolina Express open the show at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 adults, $10 kids. See you there! #blueridgeparkway #blueridgenps #blueridgemoments #myswva #galaxva #visitgalax #scenicvirginia #loveva #vamusic #wanderfloyd #southwestvirginia #naturalvirginia #thesteelwheels 2 days ago by @brmusiccenter
Love history? Like getting your hands dirty? Want to be a FRIENDS volunteer? Volunteers needed to help field questions and take an active role in some of the work at the ongoing flume repair at Mabry Mill under the direction of NPS. Interested? Contact staff @friendsbrp.org #friendsbrp #blueridgenps 2 days ago by @friendsbrp
Snow in the middle of summer. Not really but a fast shutter speed makes it look that way. 2 days ago by @godonato
Every time I turn off the Parkway to the campground, I cross Meadow Fork creek on a one-lane bridge. This cluster of wildflowers at the end of the bridge reminds me of the crewel embroidery pianogirl48 did back in the 70's. We were newlyweds and made our on art. She was drawn to handwerk, and even then I was carving. One she made for us,and I especially liked, showed daisies and Queen Anne's Lace with a split rail fence. One lone daylilly has joined the show in this photo. In this case, it is the invasive plant in my mind. But flowers are flowers. #wildflowers #blueridgeparkway #laurelspringsnc #bridge #troutstream #blueridgenps #millerscampground #summer 3 days ago by @woodcarver47
Came across this pic when we visited Clingsman Dome #Visitnc #Blueridgenps #Visitncsmokies #Greatsmokynps #thenc100 #ncstateparks #northcarolinaoutdoors_ #haynow #naturalnorthcarolina #maggievalley #smokiesfriends #Smokymtnliving 3 days ago by @dpalmer4
Queen Anne's Lace is backlit by the setting sun at Doughton Park. I crouched down to frame this photo. To my left is that monstrous cloud in my previous post. #blueridgeparkwaync #blueridgeparkway #doughtonpark #sunset #backlit #mountainviews #wildflowers #queenanneslace #blueridgenps 3 days ago by @woodcarver47
The last light from sunset reflects off this impressive cloud as viewed from Doughton Park. Shortly after this pic, I took the near full moon pic in my gallery. #blueridgeparkway #blueridgeparkwaync #doughtonpark #sunsetrock #clouds #sunset #blueridgenps #mountainviews 3 days ago by @woodcarver47
I went back to this waterfall because I didn't like the photos I got the first visit. This is a HDR merge of 2 exposures so I could show the clouds. For those not familiar with what that means: It is when you take one photo where the lighting settings are ideal for the waterfall. Then another photo with darker settings so you can see the sky clearly. Then I used Lightroom CC to merge these two exposures together so you can see the best lighting from both photos in one. And now you can see what I saw in real life. . . . . . . . . . . . #wnc #romanticasheville #waterfallsfordays #waterfalls #adventure #adventuremore #adventuretime #adventurelife #bpmag #trailchat #hiking #amongthewild #wilderness #wildernessculture #officialfstoppers #agameoftones #neature #visitasheville #visitnc #sonyalpha #sonyimages #optoutside #ourplanetdaily #blueridgenps #sonyalphasclub #wildernessculture #optoutside #ncoutdoor_inc #828isgreat #blueridgemoments 3 days ago by @adventurejustinphotography
May your day flow with #peace and ease... #blueridgenps #blueridgeparkway #blueridgeday #blueridgemoments #appleorchardfalls #hiking #waterfallwednesday #waterfall #explore_countryside #explore_landscapes #exploreva #appalachian_explorers #virginiaoutdoors #virginiaisbeautiful #loveva #scenicvirginia #naturalvirginia #nature_equanimity #ig_nature_naturally #ig_namaste #ipulledoverforthis 3 days ago by @kristinalovephotography
With rain comes rainbows!🌈 #Visitnc #Blueridgenps #Visitncsmokies #Greatsmokynps #thenc100 #ncstateparks #northcarolinaoutdoors_ #haynow #naturalnorthcarolina #maggievalley #smokiesfriends #Smokymtnliving 4 days ago by @dpalmer4

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Hike more, worry less #ChicoWandersAgain * * * * * * * #dji #fromwhereidrone #northcarolina #asheville #blueridgeparkway #hike #mountain #photography #drone #illgrammer #blueridgenps #hiking #northface #blueridgemoments #fly #pilot #blueridgemoments 4 days ago by @chicogomez33
Here’s another angle of the waterfall that was behind someone’s home. Life on a mountain stream. 4 days ago by @godonato
The Turk's cap lillies are great this year along the northern Parkway. Drive the side roads where there is sun and water. I saw these along the dirt road in front of the campground. Also there were lots along the New River. #turkscaplily #wildflower #blueridgenps #blueridgeparkway #laurelsprings #dirtroads 5 days ago by @woodcarver47
The Turk's cap lillies are great this year along the northern Parkway. Drive the side roads where there is sun and water. I saw these along the dirt road in front of the campground. Also there were lots along the New River. #turkscaplily #wildflower #blueridgenps #blueridgeparkway #laurelsprings #dirtroads 5 days ago by @woodcarver47
The Turk's cap lillies are great this year along the northern Parkway. Drive the side roads where there is sun and water. I saw these along the dirt road in front of the campground. Also there were lots along the New River. #turkscaplily #wildflower #blueridgenps #blueridgeparkway #laurelsprings #dirtroads 5 days ago by @woodcarver47

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view from Tennent Mountain today - no audio #pisgahnationalforest #pisgahconservancy #goprohero5 #artloebtrail #blueridgenps #blueridgeparkway #hohemtech #wnc #828isgreat #brevardnc 5 days ago by @waterfall_rich

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from the Art Loeb Trail today - no audio #pisgahnationalforest #pisgahconservancy #goprohero5 #artloebtrail #blueridgenps #blueridgeparkway #hohemtech #wnc #828isgreat #brevardnc 5 days ago by @waterfall_rich
Watching the night sky has always fascinated me. An overnight hike with @wheelerdrew94   gave a great opportunity to shoot the Milky Way. Clouds that dominated sunset gradually began clearing in strong wind, and around 2:30 AM we had a good view of our galaxy accented with just a few clouds whizzing by. A 20s exposure worked nicely to capture this beautiful night. 5 days ago by @jonathanwheeler8069
First light on Grandfather. I love the warm golden hour of summer mornings just as much as golden hour in the evening. (This was taken from the Rough Ridge Trail. I didn't tag the location because none of the locations available are accurate.) #getoutearly #takeahike #sunrisehike #morning #grandfathermountain #goldenmorning #hikenc #ashevilletrails #blueridgemoments #blueridgenps #roughridge #hikingwithmybestie #ncstateparks #westerncarolina #createtoexplore #happierplace #mountainscapes #explorecarolina #ncoutdoors #booneview #mountainscenery #usinterior #hikingphotography #appalachian_explorers #exploreappalachia #naturalnorthcarolina #romanticasheville #trailful #ourstatemag 5 days ago by @hi_ninx
#blueridgeparkway #mst #hiking #naturenc #blueridgemountains #mountains #blueridgenps 5 days ago by @jscottc
A lot of times landscape photography comes down to luck. I have been trying to create a photo like this for the past 4 years that I have lived in the Carolinas. Most of the time I get in the mountains and one of two things happen, complete fog where you can’t see 2 feet in front of you or the heavens part to reveal clear blue skies just as I get there. Last week I found myself in perfect conditions and spent the day driving down the Blueridge Parkway pulling into overlooks and watching mist, fog and storms roll in and out of the mountains. Late in the day we pulled into one of the last spots before we got off the parkway and briefly glimpsed this scene. Before I could get the camera up the fog rolled in and I could not see anything. I knew what was behind the fog this time and I was determined to wait until it lifted to hopefully give me another chance with this scene. After 2 hours the fog did lift and I was able to create this photo. Big thanks to my family for being so patient with me while I waited in the fog. 5 days ago by @deancavalierphoto
I couldn't resist posting this pic from Doughton Park of the near full moon last night. A small group of photographers were at the Picnic Loop for sunset pics. The sunset wasn't all that great, but the moon behind us was pretty. And an interesting cloud caught the light nicely after sunset. #fullmoon #moon #doughtonpark #sunset #nikonp900 📷 #blueridgenps 5 days ago by @woodcarver47
Spend just about all day here yesterday listening to an audiobook "How Proust Can Change Your Life". It was the most tranquil me day I've had in a long time. . . . . . . . . . #wnc #romanticasheville #waterfallsfordays #waterfalls #adventure #adventuremore #adventuretime #adventurelife #bpmag #trailchat #hiking #amongthewild #wilderness #wildernessculture #officialfstoppers #agameoftones #neature #visitasheville #visitnc #sonyalpha #sonyimages #optoutside #ourplanetdaily #blueridgenps #sonyalphasclub #wildernessculture #wilderness #optoutside #ncoutdoor_inc #828isgreat 5 days ago by @adventurejustinphotography
This one was at the base of some falls. I was the first one there and enjoyed the moment. 5 days ago by @godonato
Had fun driving the back roads to Cherokee and along the Ravenfork River today #Visitnc #Blueridgenps #Visitncsmokies #Greatsmokynps #thenc100 #ncstateparks #northcarolinaoutdoors_ #haynow #naturalnorthcarolina #maggievalley #smokiesfriends #Smokymtnliving 6 days ago by @dpalmer4
Sunny days• • • • • • #northcarolina #ncoutdoors #explorenc #mountains #westernnc #naturephotography #gooutside # #blueridgemountains #bestofnc #blueridgenps #theblueridgers #summer #blueridgeparkway #ncoutdoorculture #hiking #828isgreat #asheville #ashevillenc #pilotmountain #wsnc #stonemountainnc #trails #hike #outdoors #raleigh #raleighnc #dortheadixpark #flowers #sunflower 6 days ago by @exploring.northcarolina
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The Louisiana Waterthrush has become one of our most numerous species at the @wildbirdresearch banding station at @thencarboretum . The matrix of flooded interior forest creeks provides the perfect breeding habitat for them, and many other warbler species. Bird banding here the in broad-leaf evergreen ‘temperate rainforests’ of the #appalachianmountains reminds me of banding down in #costarica at @wildbirdresearch other stations. Soon all the migrant species will be making their way back down to the tropics, but until then I’m looking forward to seeing some more at tomorrow’s banding session here in #ashevillenc at @thencarboretum ! ______________________________________________ ❗️Licensed bird bander. All featured birds in hand are safely handled and released in compliance with state and federal regulations.❗️ ______________________________________________ #theweekoninstagram #visitnc #tnc_nc #828isgreat #ashevillephotographer #exploreasheville #blueridgenps #rainforestalliance #blueridgemoments #asheville #visitasheville #wildlifephotography #ashevillephotography #birdsofinstagram #ncoutdoors #ncwildlife #feather_perfection #bird #naturelovers #audubonsociety #birdlovers #nature #usfws #naturenc #naturaleza #blueridgemountains #wildlifeportrait 1 week ago by @modernecologist
I love how the light rays flow with the water. This was a lucky capture and timing. 1 week ago by @godonato
the brink of Second Falls, Yellowstone Prong, Graveyard Fields - Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina off the Blue Ridge Parkway. #northcarolina #blueridgemountains #blueridgeparkway #graveyardfields #pisgahnationalforest #asheville #westernnc #blueridgenps #nationalforest #hiking #trails #waterfalls 1 week ago by @ramansheim
Yes, it’s another Looking Glass shot, the most photographed Blue Ridge waterfall. Every time I shoot it I see something new. 1 week ago by @godonato
More and more research is showing the power of time in nature. Whether its ADD, anxiety, obesity, or some other disease spending time in nature has been shown to improve symptoms well beyond just taking a walk in an urban area. Get out there a experience the power of the outdoors. #getfitdurham , #empowerdurham , #durhamfitnesscommunity , #nature , #forest , #natureneedsTLC , #outdoors , #connectingpeoplewithnature , #fitness , #health. #hiking , #conservationinaction , #hawriver , #triangleandconservancy , #outdoors , #rei , #optoutside , #northcarolina , #outsidemagazine , #blueridge , #blueridgenps 1 week ago by @empower_personalized_fitness
White Rock Falls Loop is A 4.6 mile moderate hike, the highlights is the impressive gorge, which has a water fall and a natural wading pool. The name White Rock came from the abundant quartz rock found in the area. From Crabtree Falls in Nelson County, Route 56 west to the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Slacks Overlook (north of milepost 20). Park at the Slacks Overlook and the trail starts about 60 yards ahead on the east side of the Blue Ridge Parkway. #blueridgeparkway #whiterockfalls #slacksoverlook #waterfall #mountains #nps #blueridgenps #blueridgemountains #blueridgeparkwaywaterfalls #cascades #rva #lookup #lookuprichmond #virginia #va #visitvirginia #explorevirginia 1 week ago by @lookuprichmond
Two Parkway workers were weedeating around the sign early this morning. This doe was watching them work. Her fawn is in the underbrush waiting for mom to call it across the Parkway. This is just below the Basin Cove overlook where I've seen bears twice lately. Turkeys, deer, bears, wildflowers and great mountain views await you in Doughton Park If you see my orange Jeep Trailhawk, give me a wave. #deer #whitetaildeer #blueridgenps #blueridgeparkway #throughmywindshield #doughtonpark #nikonp900 1 week ago by @woodcarver47
The wildfower meadows at Doughton Park are beautiful currently. Blazing Star(Gay Feather) and coriopsis are in full bloom. Throw in Queen Anne's Lace and Butterfly bush and Joe Pye Weed and it's a joy to see. #blueridgenps #gayfeather #coriopsis #wildflowers #doughtonpark #blueridgeparkway #meadows 1 week ago by @woodcarver47
So much beauty #liatris #blazingstar #wildflowers #summerwildflowers #blueridgenps #blueridgeparkway #blueridgemountains #doughtonpark #summer #hike #americathebeautiful #northcarolina #appalachianmountains #appalachian_explorers #findyourpark #findyourtrail #livelifeoutside #liveinthemoment #nofilterneeded 1 week ago by @paula_alaine
Sunset Rock lived up to it's name! I rode the Parkway looking for deer and bears, but noticed the sky to the west was opening up. This was my reward for driving out the Picnic Loop in Doughton Park. #blueridgenps #blueridgeparkway #mountainviews #sunset #nationalpark #doughtonpark 1 week ago by @woodcarver47
We call this guy Big Red....Big Red is having a feast in our gutters! #Visitnc #Blueridgenps #Visitncsmokies #Greatsmokynps #thenc100 #ncstateparks #northcarolinaoutdoors_ #haynow #naturalnorthcarolina #maggievalley #smokiesfriends #Smokymtnliving 1 week ago by @dpalmer4
Way back in 2014, Sam Reider (third from left in the photo) took the stage at the Music Center with the band The Amigos to open for the Carolina Chocolate Drops. He returns this Saturday, July 13, with The Human Hands playing a special blend of jazz and folk music. Tickets are $15. . . . #throwbackthursday #TBT #myswva #galaxva #visitgalax #blueridgeparkway #blueridgenps #findyourpark #virginiaisforlovers #visitvirginia #thecrookedroad #VAmusic #loveva #southwestva #virginiaoutdoors 1 week ago by @brmusiccenter
Spent the day on my favorite road, the Blue Ridge Parkway ❤️🌿🏞 #blueridgenps #blueridgeparkway #craggypinnacle #blackbalsamknob #mountainviews #goforahike #ashevilletrails #ncmountains #828isgreat 1 week ago by @lgruszczinski
Spent the day on my favorite road, the Blue Ridge Parkway ❤️🌿🏞 #blueridgenps #blueridgeparkway #craggypinnacle #blackbalsamknob #mountainviews #goforahike #ashevilletrails #ncmountains #828isgreat 1 week ago by @lgruszczinski
Spent the day on my favorite road, the Blue Ridge Parkway ❤️🌿🏞 #blueridgenps #blueridgeparkway #craggypinnacle #blackbalsamknob #mountainviews #goforahike #ashevilletrails #ncmountains #828isgreat 1 week ago by @lgruszczinski
Spent the day on my favorite road, the Blue Ridge Parkway ❤️🌿🏞 #blueridgenps #blueridgeparkway #craggypinnacle #blackbalsamknob #mountainviews #goforahike #ashevilletrails #ncmountains #828isgreat 1 week ago by @lgruszczinski
Spent the day on my favorite road, the Blue Ridge Parkway ❤️🌿🏞 #blueridgenps #blueridgeparkway #craggypinnacle #blackbalsamknob #mountainviews #goforahike #ashevilletrails #ncmountains #828isgreat 1 week ago by @lgruszczinski
Spent the day on my favorite road, the Blue Ridge Parkway ❤️🌿🏞 #blueridgenps #blueridgeparkway #craggypinnacle #blackbalsamknob #mountainviews #goforahike #ashevilletrails #ncmountains #828isgreat 1 week ago by @lgruszczinski
Spent the day on my favorite road, the Blue Ridge Parkway ❤️🌿🏞 #blueridgenps #blueridgeparkway #craggypinnacle #blackbalsamknob #mountainviews #goforahike #ashevilletrails #ncmountains #828isgreat 1 week ago by @lgruszczinski
Spent the day on my favorite road, the Blue Ridge Parkway ❤️🌿🏞 #blueridgenps #blueridgeparkway #craggypinnacle #blackbalsamknob #mountainviews #goforahike #ashevilletrails #ncmountains #828isgreat 1 week ago by @lgruszczinski
Spent the day on my favorite road, the Blue Ridge Parkway ❤️🌿🏞 #blueridgenps #blueridgeparkway #craggypinnacle #blackbalsamknob #mountainviews #goforahike #ashevilletrails #ncmountains #828isgreat 1 week ago by @lgruszczinski
Spent the day on my favorite road, the Blue Ridge Parkway ❤️🌿🏞 #blueridgenps #blueridgeparkway #craggypinnacle #blackbalsamknob #mountainviews #goforahike #ashevilletrails #ncmountains #828isgreat 1 week ago by @lgruszczinski
Rattlesnake remains #snake #rattlesnake #doughtonpark #blueridgeparkway #blueridgenps 1 week ago by @paula_alaine
Rattlesnake remains #snake #rattlesnake #doughtonpark #blueridgeparkway #blueridgenps 1 week ago by @paula_alaine
Rattlesnake remains #snake #rattlesnake #doughtonpark #blueridgeparkway #blueridgenps 1 week ago by @paula_alaine
Rattlesnake remains #snake #rattlesnake #doughtonpark #blueridgeparkway #blueridgenps 1 week ago by @paula_alaine
I visited a waterfall the other day and it was almost a bust. The trees were dense, not a lot of water was flowing, and the sun was in a bad position. Walking back to the car, I turned around one last time and seen this shot. When the subject doesn’t work, find another angle. 1 week ago by @godonato
… completely serendipitous . . #ravensroost #blueridgeparkway #virginiaisforlovers    #blueridgemoments   #LoveVA   #virginiaisbeautiful #blueridgenps #blueridgemountains #myvirginialove #serendipitous #serendipitous_finds #leicaq 1 week ago by @rstillings
… completely serendipitous . . #ravensroost #blueridgeparkway #virginiaisforlovers    #blueridgemoments   #LoveVA   #virginiaisbeautiful #blueridgenps #blueridgemountains #myvirginialove #serendipitous #serendipitous_finds #leicaq 1 week ago by @rstillings
Sunny days I miss you... 📷 @debramabe . . . . . . . . #northcarolina #ncoutdoors #explorenc #mountains #westernnc #naturephotography #gooutside #blueridgemountains #bestofnc #blueridgenps #theblueridgers #summer #blueridgeparkway #ncoutdoorculture #hiking #stonemountainnc #trails #hike #outdoors 1 week ago by @joshamee_

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Last weekend marked this year’s 5th banding session for @wildbirdresearch in both #northcarolina and #newjersey ! The New Jersey station had a record day of over 60 birds!! Down here in #ashevillenc at the @thencarboretum we had a productive day as well, and a very special visit from this breeding male Black-throated Green Warbler! We hear this species singing all the time, but until Sunday they had been successfully eluding us. You can actually hear another one singing in the background in the beginning of this video 🔊! This was a new species for the station, and a special one for the area since we are close to the edge of their breeding range. The second image of this post shows their overall range map and our location on it 📍. The unique orange band illustrates just how special the high elevation forests of Appalachian Mountains are for so many breeding and migrating bird species. With only 3 banding sessions left this year I’m looking forward to seeing what else we get!Thanks so much @abble.yuice for all your hard work and help Sunday too!! ______________________________________________ ❗️Licensed bird bander. All featured birds in hand are safely handled and released in compliance with state and federal regulations.❗️ ______________________________________________ #theweekoninstagram #visitnc #tnc_nc #828isgreat #ashevillephotographer #exploreasheville #blueridgenps #rainforestalliance #blueridgemoments #asheville #visitasheville #wildlifephotography #ashevillephotography #birdsofinstagram #ncoutdoors #ncwildlife #feather_perfection #bird #naturelovers #audubonsociety #birdlovers #nature #usfws #naturenc #naturaleza #blueridgemountains #wildlife 1 week ago by @modernecologist
Last weekend marked this year’s 5th banding session for @wildbirdresearch in both #northcarolina and #newjersey ! The New Jersey station had a record day of over 60 birds!! Down here in #ashevillenc at the @thencarboretum we had a productive day as well, and a very special visit from this breeding male Black-throated Green Warbler! We hear this species singing all the time, but until Sunday they had been successfully eluding us. You can actually hear another one singing in the background in the beginning of this video 🔊! This was a new species for the station, and a special one for the area since we are close to the edge of their breeding range. The second image of this post shows their overall range map and our location on it 📍. The unique orange band illustrates just how special the high elevation forests of Appalachian Mountains are for so many breeding and migrating bird species. With only 3 banding sessions left this year I’m looking forward to seeing what else we get!Thanks so much @abble.yuice for all your hard work and help Sunday too!! ______________________________________________ ❗️Licensed bird bander. All featured birds in hand are safely handled and released in compliance with state and federal regulations.❗️ ______________________________________________ #theweekoninstagram #visitnc #tnc_nc #828isgreat #ashevillephotographer #exploreasheville #blueridgenps #rainforestalliance #blueridgemoments #asheville #visitasheville #wildlifephotography #ashevillephotography #birdsofinstagram #ncoutdoors #ncwildlife #feather_perfection #bird #naturelovers #audubonsociety #birdlovers #nature #usfws #naturenc #naturaleza #blueridgemountains #wildlife 1 week ago by @modernecologist
“You belong among the wildflowers You belong somewhere close to me Far away from your trouble and worry You belong somewhere you feel free” ~Tom Petty #blueridgeparkway #blueridgenps #doughtonpark #blueridgemountains #wildflowers #appalachianmountains #mountaintoseatrail #summer #northcarolina #americathebeautiful 1 week ago by @paula_alaine
#WaterfallWednesday - Sliding Rock near Brevard, NC #blueridgeparkway #blueridgemoments #wnc #wncmag #blueridgenps #gooutsideandplay #explorecarolina #ncoutdoor_inc #naturenc #appalachianexplorers #adventureappalachia 1 week ago by @easywaterfallhikes
Along the way to apple orchard falls, the trail follows the creek. It makes for happy hiking music and sweet little viewing spots like this baby waterfall. #blueridgenps #blueridgeparkway #blueridgeday #blueridgemoments #appleorchardfalls #hiking #healing #awalkinthewoods #naturalvirginia #loveva #virginiaoutdoors #virginiaisbeautiful #onlyinvirginia @scenicvirginia #exploreva #explore_countryside #explore_landscapes #waterfallwednesday #virginia #ig_nature_naturally #ig_namaste #ipulledoverforthis #mysouthernliving #getoutside 1 week ago by @kristinalovephotography
Found this one in someone’s backyard. I’d live there. 1 week ago by @godonato
Artist in the park happening right now behind @elevatedmtn ! #haynow 1 week ago by @visitncsmokies
Parkway gold 1 week ago by @itsdougnotdug
Rainy day in the mountains • • • • • #northcarolina #ncoutdoors #explorenc #mountains #westernnc #naturephotography #gooutside # #blueridgemountains #bestofnc #blueridgenps #theblueridgers #summer #blueridgeparkway #ncoutdoorculture #hiking #828isgreat #asheville #ashevillenc #pilotmountain #wsnc #stonemountainnc #trails #hike #outdoors 1 week ago by @exploring.northcarolina
Rising up early to get there before everyone else is a good thing. The sounds are beautiful. 1 week ago by @godonato
📷 . ~The Light~ . Divine light shining down from the Heavens, illuminating the first signs of Spring in the Oconaluftee Valley, Great Smoky Mountains⛰ . Have a great week y’all🙋‍♂️ . #visitmysmokies #smokymountainoutdoors #appalachian_explorers #appalachianmountains #wncadvguide #wncmountains #nationalparkgeek #nationalparkservice #blueridgenps #blueridgemoments #godscreations #greatsmokymountains #gsmnp #greatsmokymountainsnationalpark #pigeonforge #visitcherokeenc #onlyintennessee #ncweekend #ncoutdoors #inspireappalachia #instagramtennessee #visitgatlinburg #naturaltennessee #smokymountains #frugal_backpacker #828isgreat #scenicnc #outaboutnc #wnclifestyles #exploretheoutdoors 1 week ago by @johan.hakansson.photography
Good morning, have a #peaceful day! #sharptop #peakslodge #peaksofotter #blueridgeday #blueridgenps #blueridgeparkway #blueridgemoments #mooninthemorning #sunriseclouds #loveva #virginiaisbeautiful #onlyinvirginia #virginia #explore_countryside #explore_landscapes #exploreva #appalachian_explorers #ipulledoverforthis #ig_nature_naturally #ig_namaste #mysouthernliving #itsamazingoutthere 1 week ago by @kristinalovephotography
No words. Just tranquil beauty. Beautiful #outaboutnc moment @johan.hakansson.photography • • • • • • 📷 . ~Heaven’s Light~ . Crepuscular rays shine down over the ridges in Western North Carolina. . These mountains truly are divine😇 . Hope everyone’s having a great Sunday! . #ncoutdoors #naturalnorthcarolina #visitnc #explorebrevardnc #appalachian_explorers #discover_carolinas #alltrails #frugal_backpacker #trailful #romanticasheville #brysoncity #booneview #blueridgenps #blueridgemoments #blueridgeoutdoors #theblueridgers #ncoutdoor_inc #ashevilletrails #ncweekend #ourstatemag #southernlivingmag #inspireappalachia #adventureasheville #adventureappalachia #discoverjacksonnc #wncadvguide #wnclifestyles #outaboutnc #ncdailydose #playonnc 1 week ago by @outaboutnc
📷 . ~Heaven’s Light~ . Crepuscular rays shine down over the ridges in Western North Carolina. . These mountains truly are divine😇 . Hope everyone’s having a great Sunday! . #ncoutdoors #naturalnorthcarolina #visitnc #explorebrevardnc #appalachian_explorers #discover_carolinas #alltrails #frugal_backpacker #trailful #romanticasheville #brysoncity #booneview #blueridgenps #blueridgemoments #blueridgeoutdoors #theblueridgers #ncoutdoor_inc #ashevilletrails #ncweekend #ourstatemag #southernlivingmag #inspireappalachia #adventureasheville #adventureappalachia #discoverjacksonnc #wncadvguide #wnclifestyles #outaboutnc #ncdailydose #playonnc 1 week ago by @johan.hakansson.photography
The old Appalachian homestead farm at @blueridgenps Humpback Rocks Visitors Center was a nice place to picnic and explore: garden, chicken house, smokehouse (with venomous snake warning sign), springhouse with a lye hopper, and the one-room cabin for a family with 7 children, all built 1890s-1920s. #humpbackrocks #nps #blueridgenps #blri #appalachianfarm #oldappalachia #oldmountainfarm 1 week ago by @ashepling
The old Appalachian homestead farm at @blueridgenps Humpback Rocks Visitors Center was a nice place to picnic and explore: garden, chicken house, smokehouse (with venomous snake warning sign), springhouse with a lye hopper, and the one-room cabin for a family with 7 children, all built 1890s-1920s. #humpbackrocks #nps #blueridgenps #blri #appalachianfarm #oldappalachia #oldmountainfarm 1 week ago by @ashepling
The old Appalachian homestead farm at @blueridgenps Humpback Rocks Visitors Center was a nice place to picnic and explore: garden, chicken house, smokehouse (with venomous snake warning sign), springhouse with a lye hopper, and the one-room cabin for a family with 7 children, all built 1890s-1920s. #humpbackrocks #nps #blueridgenps #blri #appalachianfarm #oldappalachia #oldmountainfarm 1 week ago by @ashepling
The old Appalachian homestead farm at @blueridgenps Humpback Rocks Visitors Center was a nice place to picnic and explore: garden, chicken house, smokehouse (with venomous snake warning sign), springhouse with a lye hopper, and the one-room cabin for a family with 7 children, all built 1890s-1920s. #humpbackrocks #nps #blueridgenps #blri #appalachianfarm #oldappalachia #oldmountainfarm 1 week ago by @ashepling
The old Appalachian homestead farm at @blueridgenps Humpback Rocks Visitors Center was a nice place to picnic and explore: garden, chicken house, smokehouse (with venomous snake warning sign), springhouse with a lye hopper, and the one-room cabin for a family with 7 children, all built 1890s-1920s. #humpbackrocks #nps #blueridgenps #blri #appalachianfarm #oldappalachia #oldmountainfarm 1 week ago by @ashepling
The old Appalachian homestead farm at @blueridgenps Humpback Rocks Visitors Center was a nice place to picnic and explore: garden, chicken house, smokehouse (with venomous snake warning sign), springhouse with a lye hopper, and the one-room cabin for a family with 7 children, all built 1890s-1920s. #humpbackrocks #nps #blueridgenps #blri #appalachianfarm #oldappalachia #oldmountainfarm 1 week ago by @ashepling
The old Appalachian homestead farm at @blueridgenps Humpback Rocks Visitors Center was a nice place to picnic and explore: garden, chicken house, smokehouse (with venomous snake warning sign), springhouse with a lye hopper, and the one-room cabin for a family with 7 children, all built 1890s-1920s. #humpbackrocks #nps #blueridgenps #blri #appalachianfarm #oldappalachia #oldmountainfarm 1 week ago by @ashepling
The old Appalachian homestead farm at @blueridgenps Humpback Rocks Visitors Center was a nice place to picnic and explore: garden, chicken house, smokehouse (with venomous snake warning sign), springhouse with a lye hopper, and the one-room cabin for a family with 7 children, all built 1890s-1920s. #humpbackrocks #nps #blueridgenps #blri #appalachianfarm #oldappalachia #oldmountainfarm 1 week ago by @ashepling
The old Appalachian homestead farm at @blueridgenps Humpback Rocks Visitors Center was a nice place to picnic and explore: garden, chicken house, smokehouse (with venomous snake warning sign), springhouse with a lye hopper, and the one-room cabin for a family with 7 children, all built 1890s-1920s. #humpbackrocks #nps #blueridgenps #blri #appalachianfarm #oldappalachia #oldmountainfarm 1 week ago by @ashepling
The old Appalachian homestead farm at @blueridgenps Humpback Rocks Visitors Center was a nice place to picnic and explore: garden, chicken house, smokehouse (with venomous snake warning sign), springhouse with a lye hopper, and the one-room cabin for a family with 7 children, all built 1890s-1920s. #humpbackrocks #nps #blueridgenps #blri #appalachianfarm #oldappalachia #oldmountainfarm 1 week ago by @ashepling
The closeup details of a waterfall can be just as interesting as the whole thing. godonato The closeup details of a waterfall can be just as interesting as the whole thing. #discover_carolinas 1 week ago by @godonato
From last Sunday. A quick stop on the Blue Ridge Parkway. #blueridgenps #blueridgemoments #blueridgemountains #virginiaphotography #virginiaphotographergram #originalphotography #inspiration #jeep #eveningsky #roadtrip #landscapephotography #naturephotography #peacefulmoments 1 week ago by @grosekevin
Life is full of nuances and bumps, and slides and hills. There is always a challenge to meet, a mountain to climb, a river to cross but there is also the beauty of the moment, the peace of a babbling brook, the quiet solitude of sitting alone with nature, and the comfort found in friendship. Catherine Pulsifer • • • I am so lucky to have this little creature willing to adventure by my side to enjoy the quiet solitude of nature. • • • • • • #adventurecat #catexplorer #adventurecats #catventure #backcountrypaws #catwalksonleashes #meowsandwoofs #sidekicksandlicks #campingwithcats #hikingwithcats #catsthathike #trailcat #hikingcatsofinstagram #adventureculture #nationalparkpaws #blueridgenps #romanticasheville #ashevilletrails #wnclifestyles #ashevillefolk #blueridgemoments #pisgahperfect #outside_project #avltoday #explore.more #thehikinglifeusa #whyiloveavl #explorebrevard #petami 1 week ago by @emmylou_adventurecat
The Milky Way never gets old! #Visitnc #Blueridgenps #Visitncsmokies #Greatsmokynps #thenc100 #ncstateparks #northcarolinaoutdoors_ #haynow #naturalnorthcarolina #maggievalley #smokiesfriends #Smokymtnliving 2 weeks ago by @dpalmer4

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It’s that time of year when baby birds fledge, leave their nests, and wander around for the first time. This young Tufted Titmouse visited our station last week, but after it was banded decided to hang out for a minute before it safely flew away. When this happens sometimes we offer a little water to see if they’re thirsty, but this youngster seemed to just want to relax for a minute and process its first exposure to people. We can expect more visits from juvenile birds in the coming sessions at the @wildbirdresearch banding station at the @thencarboretum . 📷: @abble.yuice ______________________________________________ ❗️Licensed bird bander. This bird was safely banded and flew away after this video. All featured birds in hand are safely handled in compliance with state and federal regulations.❗️ ______________________________________________ #theweekoninstagram #visitnc #tnc_nc #828isgreat #ashevillephotographer #exploreasheville #blueridgenps #naturyst #blueridgemoments #asheville #visitasheville #wildlifephotography #ashevillephotography #birdsofinstagram #ashevillenc #ncoutdoors #wildlife #ourplanetdaily #ncwildlife #feather_perfection #bird #naturelovers #audubonsociety #birdlovers #nature #usfws #naturenc #naturaleza #northcarolina #blueridgemountains 2 weeks ago by @modernecologist
Sunny morning in the Blue Ridge. I can’t get enough of this place. 2 weeks ago by @godonato
We hope you will join us for a very special tribute concert at 7 p.m., this Saturday, July 6. The Virginia Luthiers will pay tribute to fellow band member and luthier Gerald Anderson who recently passed away. Wayne Henderson, Presley Barker, and special guest will take the stage. Tickets are $15. (Photo of Gerald Anderson by Mike Duncan) #galaxva #blueridgeparkway #tributeconcert #geraldanderson #blueridgenps #myswva #blueridgemountains #graysoncounty #bluegrassfamily #thecrookedroad 2 weeks ago by @brmusiccenter
Play ball • • • • • #northcarolina #ncoutdoors #explorenc #mountains #westernnc #naturephotography #gooutside # #blueridgemountains #bestofnc #blueridgenps #theblueridgers #summer #blueridgeparkway #ncoutdoorculture #hiking #828isgreat #asheville #ashevillenc #pilotmountain #wsnc #stonemountainnc #trails #hike #outdoors #baseball #winstonsalemdash #bbtfield #playball 2 weeks ago by @exploring.northcarolina
📷 . 🌼Flower Friday🌸 . Not my typical shot, but I couldn’t resist the beauty of this Sweet White Violet amidst the spring greens😊 . Captured in the 🌿Great Smoky Mountains National Park🌱 . Have a great weekend y’all🙋‍♂️ . #visitmysmokies #smokymountainoutdoors #appalachianmountains #appalachian_explorers #nationalparkgeek #nationalparkservice #tnc_nc #gsmnp #usinterior #blueridgenps #visitgatlinburg #experiencecadescove #828isgreat #click_vision #igrefined #ig_myshot #moodygrams #macroflowers #wildflowersofinstagram #visittn #tennesseelife #getoutside #exploretheoutdoors #adventureappalachia #inspireappalachia #southernstatesco #southernlivingmag #frugal_backpacker #alltrails #trailful 2 weeks ago by @johan.hakansson.photography