"friends" and small wonders, so I decided to do a post about the variety of things I saw from the trail in the woods.
From our trail within a stone's throw of the road we saw...Acorns sprouting
Blueberry Stem Galls
Fallen log communities
Galls aplenty... like this detachable oak leaf gall.
Insects... on a cool fall day like this one crawling on a Rock Oak. I've previously posted photos of firefly signals.
K captivated kids... especially when looking at a larva from a gall on an oak leaf.
New growth on the Mountain Laurel.
Oak Apple Galls
Pin Cushion Moss
Querus alba (White Oak)
Rocks covered in moss and lichens.
Spore capsules of some moss beside the trail.
Teaberry (or Wintergreen) see my post on Teaberry
Under the bark of a White Oak.... a hidden woolly bear caterpillar cocoon.
Q.Velutina (Black oak) with a variety of lichens on its bark.
Wood Fern fronds
Xfire... well, at least there's an "x" in foxfire.
This is the mycelium of the Honey Mushroom on a dead oak... with the right moisture and temperature this wood would glow with eerie foxfire light.
Yellow fungus on a rotting log.
Zig-zag tracks of wood-boring insects cover almost every piece of firewood on my truck.