Just had a great trip to Sandhills NC for a couple days of briding.
Saw a bunch of birds and a couple we have never seen, a brown headed nuthatch and a red cockaded woodpecker.
It was great fun and if you ever get to the area check it out. East of Charlotte and south of Seagrove, NC
Anyway they also have these long needle pines which are fantastic and I picked up some needles to make some cane type handles.