We went back out to the Biltmore estate on Thursday and tried out some of the trails near the winery. We still haven’t found a decent trail map but there are wide and narrow trails that wind through the trees.
We saw a good number of mushrooms, some new to us and a pretty black rat snake.
Found him along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. Almost stepped on him and thought he was dead until we saw him move his head. He made no attempt to slittther away and it looked like he had a horn sticking from the back of his head.
Once we got home and could look closer at the pics we saw that he’d molted over all of his body except his head. He didn’t try to get away because he couldn’t see us.