A bony bunny?

As we continued on the gully got wider. Still more treasures to discover.

With the bark missing, you are able to see how the tree was twisted.

This was the gully we were in mostly. It was not a particularly deep or steep like some we have traveled.

As always, I must look into the holes on the sides.

Close up the twin holes are visible. Was this a condo or duplex? Both holes looked deep.

The gully spread out even further as we went down hill.

A Common Green Stink bug nymph laid dead in our path!

Several places had Inland Seaoats along the gully.

White with brown rings on the shelf fungus!

Then we came to a deep ravine!

No running water, however there were several pools.

A beautiful Palmetto Lichen (Ramalina celastri)!

Whoa, this was a cool find! It was lying in the leaf litter. It had been gnawed.

As per my usual, I turned it to a different angle for a photo. OMG, it seems to be saying LOL.

Another angle!

Top of the skull.

Now doesn’t this look like a bony bunny? More tomorrow!

For Pilot Bessie Coleman, Every β€˜No’ Got Her Closer to β€˜Yes’

Keep looking!

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

11 Comments

    1. Good question! I was just always told it was a sign of being old, but why? Apparently, it can be several things the experts think. Stress seemed to be reason most emphasized. Another was wind which is just another stress. Some said it added strength to the tree. One source told about a tree growing in a rocky area and how it had to get sun on one side, but it nutrients would be on the opposite side. Bottom line whether it is wind, strength, or nutrients, it is all about survival! Oh one other interesting thing was that the twists can change directions during the course of a tree’s life. Thank you for the question!

  1. Are the wiggly lines in the skull the cranial sutures, do you think?? (I had to look up the word but I remembered there was a join where the plates grow together.)

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