Brown Thrasher. A pair (at least) of noisy Brown Thrashers greeted me shortly after I left the parking lot to begin my hike. Their "smacking" calls are very distinctive once you learn them.
White Turtlehead. This flowering plant is still hanging on along the creekside.
American Toad. It stayed still for a few photos and then hopped off.
And my favorite flower of them all, which is also the last to start blooming in the season, has yet to appear. Stay tuned!