The swamp isn't just about biting flies and slithery snakes. It has its softer side.
So, in the interest of balance, I bring you a butterfly and a bunny. How sweet is that? :)
American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis), nectaring on Cat's-ear (Hypochoeris radicata).
Eastern Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus), blending in with the scenery next to the boardwalk.
This particular rabbit looks to be a "teenager" and still has some growing to do. Cottontails in North Carolina average about 3 to 3.5 pounds (roughly 1.4 to 1.6 kg) when fully grown.