Earth-boring beetles

Blackburn’s Earth-boring Beetles (Geotrupes blackburnii) were out again on this cool morning.

Most of the beetles (Geotrupes blackburnii) were on their backs. Waiting for it to warm up.

Fungus on a downed Hackberry tree. Update: It is called carbon balls, cramp balls, or King Alfred’s cakes (Daldinia concentrica) fungus home

Closer view. Sorta looks like scat.
The mushroom is a fruiting body of the larger fungus organism. This one had a hint of blue green on the cap.


Really were pretty gills.
 Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinal) is native to Eurasia. In the spring, I see many types of insects visiting them. From Crescent butterflies to honey bees.



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