Surprise! That’s not a red maple in this picture, it’s a rather unusual tree for this area and is located right on the side of the road on Hwy 314/Parksville Road between the Amos Bates place and Volunteer Co-op. It’s a bald cypress
Fall colors were at their peak last weekend in the mountains. (More photos in gallery)
It’s that time of year again ... spiders are making their homes on decks and porches all over. This fella's underside seems happy that Halloween is just around the corner.
A falling leaf lands on the last blooms of a summer phlox, heralding the change of season.
Marian Presswodd sent in this picture of Beauty Berry, taken at the old Mantooth Cemetery in Old Fort. Presswood said they were working on cleaning the cemetery, which had all grown up, but she didn’t have the heart to cut this pretty bush down.
A Bald Eagle tends to two fairly large bald eagle chicks in its nest near Parksville Lake. (Photo by Gary Harper)
An airport improvement project, expansion of the election office, the county attorney, and resolution on hog hunting regulations were among the items voted on during last week’s county commission meeting.
Freeman Curbow sent in this picture of a young purple martin learning to fly. Curbow said he has more than a dozen gourds in his yard that bring martins in ever year. Once the young have hatched and can fly, they leave the area.