The splits

There is so much to see at the grasslands! And onwards we went slowly. We don’t want to miss a thing!

As we headed down the creek, we had obstacles to get pass. In this case, it only required a simple duck under!

It was not long before we ran out of a walkable edge. So we had to go up again. As we climbed up, a beautiful Red-eared Slider’s shell, laid in our path. The pattern on the underside of the carapace is great!

The upper carapace! Which is the front and back? In this case, the back end is on the right. The rear scutes at the edge are serrated, a key feature.

A closer view of the bottom patterns!

Another close up! Here are the bottom scutes on the side edge.

Inland Sea Oats (Chasmanthium latifolium) can often be found on the grasslands!

Looking back from the top of the bluff, we could see the whole pool and the dam!

Next we had to find a way across, a deep ravine, probably 15-20 feet deep!

From the bottom, looking to the north in the ravine!

Can you do the splits? This tree seems to be able LOL! More coming tomorrow from this outing!

Keep looking!

The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.


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