A Walk at Wormsloe

The Wormsloe Historical Site, in Savannah GA, is the place where Noble Jones , one of the first settlers in Georgia, established his farmstead. Today his house, built in 1736, lies in collapsed ruins. But the big draw for me was the five miles of nature trails that surround the homestead. So here are some photos from a walk.

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A lovely tree-lined avenue leads up to the house

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The remains of the house. Made from “tabby”—seashells mixed with lime.

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Re-enactor blacksmith (actually the apprentice—the blacksmith had the day off)

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A Red-Bellied Woodpecker listening for bugs

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Broad-Headed Skink

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Six-Lined Racerunner. Some Racerunner species (though not this one) are parthenogenic—there are no males, and the females lay fertile eggs without mating.

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Fiddler Crab

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I think this is a Titmouse—it took off just as I snapped the shot

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Green Anole keeping an eye on me

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A splash of red

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Prickley-pear cactus in bloom

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A brown Green Anole (not a Brown Anole). The Green Anole’s ability to change color led to the name “American Chameleon”, even though it is not related to the true African Chameleons.

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Velvet Ant, also known as “Cow-Killer”. It’s actually a wingless wasp. And since I was wearing sandals, I didn’t want to get very close to it.

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This looks like two Robber Flies in flagrante delicto.

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A little birdie. Anyone have an ID?

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Great Blue Heron

 

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