It's finally raining again at Lake Jocassee.
The wettest place in the East has gone almost a month without rain. Our weather has been dominated by the relentless, merciless high of cloudless, blue skies. But no more! And the timing of the changing weather is perfect. All weather conditions are aligning for a spectacular fall. Warm, dry, sunny days need to be followed by cool, overcast days to bring out the best in fall color, and that’s exactly what the forecast for the coming week is calling for. It looks like our first cool weekend is on the way.
WILDLIFE REPORT: With the changing of the seasons comes heightened activity by so much of the wildlife of the Jocassee Gorges. On today’s Saturday Tours multiple bald eagles were seen, otters up the Horsepasture River, lots of monarch butterflies on their improbable trip south to Mexico for the winter, several Ring-billed gulls, and even one lone Pied-billed grebe. Always alone, they are.
COLOR REPORT: Look past the edge of woods into the interior, and black gums are checkered red and green. Along the edge, sourwoods are brilliant red. ~B