During March we had a heavy hail event. It had been couple decades since I remember experiencing a significant
hail event. An afternoon storm brought hail, not especially large hail, but a heavy downpour. After the storm
passed, my wife and I emerged from our "safe" room to find the air heavily scented with evergreen. The hail had
broken green pine needles from the forests. As the clouds cleared away, heavy fog wafted from the forest into the
roads and fields. Some nearby areas were hit even harder than us. Win and his fellow volunteer firemen were busy
until midnight helping with auto accidents and downed trees and power lines.
Wild Turkeys began strutting in March (see below). I found a pair of Brown-headed Nuthatches digging
a hole in a dead pine tree (see below, left). I visited some locations on Lake Greenwood during the month
hoping to get images of a Bald Eagle. I did get a few fuzzy images. I was able to get some good shots of a cute
Pied-billed Grebe (see below, right).
Wild flowers began blooming, such as the Bloodroot (see bottom).
I saw my first live, local snake during March. It was an adult Eastern Rat Snake.