After riding north on the Jamestown Ferry, I drove the five mile loop on Jamestown Island.
Though hardly a naturalist, I'd never seen this plant before.
One common name for it is American Beautyberry. I'd later see it growing near the river at Chippokes Plantation.
An osprey's nest, I guess . . .
I'm a sucker for wooden causeways.
And the places they cross.
After the five mile loop, I rode along the Colonial Parkway and stopped off by the James River. (Click here for sounds of the James that day.)
A distant view of Hog Island: