Tail and tale

Can you ever explore too much, I do not think so. So back to the Garnett Preserve to take a different path.

Yesterday, I highlighted a live armadillo. On this particular outing, none were seen except the remains of a tail. And so here begins the tale of this outing 😉

Looking towards the road and between the fence, the tufts of Tall Grama are holding the soil.

Next were these extra tiny boring beetle tunnels. The small tree was dead and we were not able to ID it.

This was a really unusual egg case. I brought it home to determine what its composition was.

It was even stranger on the back side with six empty cocoons! I have not had a chance to really look close, but I bet it will be amazing.

First moss collected that day!

Goldeneye Lichen (Teloschistes exilis)!

The crescent moon was still up and on a stick LOL!

The Greenbriar’s tendrils are tying up the Indiangrass and sumac for its support. Tendrils? So what makes it a tendril?. So I went looking and found there are 17 types of tendrils. On Smilax, the stipules (pairs of modified leaves anywhere at the base of petioles and stem) are modified into tendrils. The mechanism of a tendril is called thigmotropism. Thigmotropism is the coiling movement in the direction it touches. And that will tie up this tale today! More 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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