Photo Credit: Karen Lebing
Caption: Warblers are migrating through our region! This Black-and-White Warbler (mniotilta varia) was photographed on Alligator River Refuge. These are the only North American warblers that forage regularly on bark by crawling up and down the trunks and limbs of trees, similarly to a creeper or a nuthatch. Insects, such as wood-borers, ants, beetles, spiders and flies are just a sampling of their diet.
Register now for the 22nd annual Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival, October 15-20 and WOW Encore December 6-8. Over 85 birding, paddling, photography, natural history & art activities, https://www.wingsoverwater.org/
Visit National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke Island. Open 7 days a week 9 am-4 pm Mon-Sat & Noon-4 pm Sun. Admission is free. https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Alligator_River/
USE YOUR MANNERS and BASIC COMMON SENSE! For the safety of yourself and your family, as well as the wildlife you are viewing, ALWAYS VIEW FROM A SAFE DISTANCE! If you see a change in the behavior of the wildlife (they move away, etc), you are TOO CLOSE! And. remember: all traffic laws apply on Refuge roads. Seat belts, car seats for children, etc. - whatever is required by the State on a public highway is required on the Refuge! Learn more about tips for safety during bear encounters at http://bearwise.org/bear-safety-tips/bear-encounter/