Come April, every corner of woods in Raleigh would sport tiny trees with their branches covered in white rapturous blooms. This is the dogwood tree, and you can easily see why it is North Carolina's state flower.
An unidentified butterfly, and an Appalachian Brown in Raleigh: Summer'16
A yellow tiger swallowtail butterfly in all its summertime glory. A group of swallowtails were fluttering about in Durant Nature Preserve that day, and I had a fun time stalking them.
The orb weaver spider builds gorgeous looking webs, and I was fortunate to once watch one at work. The grace with which it went about adding every strand was amazing, and the finished product looked quite the sight!
A gorgeous looking bug taking a stroll on an daisy.