We spent a week at the beach earlier this month and had a chance to explore the Nags Head Ecological Preserve which is protected by the Nature Conservancy. Along on the trip, we had a giant leopard moth cocoon that we were waiting on to emerge – it did, with us watching, and it was amazing! A week or 10 days afterwards, I spent a couple days in the field working on the rights-of-way research project and took some more photos.